2018 Lott IMPACT Trophy
COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S DEFENSIVE IMPACT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented annually to the college football defensive IMPACT player of the year. IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity.
THIS YEARS WINNER…
JOSH ALLEN, LB, KENTUCKY WILDCATS
Three-time Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week and four-time SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Butkus, Nagurski and Bednarik Finalist. Unanimous mid-season All-American. Has 18.5 tackles for losses (11th in country), 14 sacks (2ndin country), 5 forced fumbles (leads nation), 2 fumble recoveries, 6 quarterback hurries and 84 total tackles (most on the team). Last season: All-SEC 2nd team, 65 tackles, led team with 9.5 tackles for losses and six sacks, Kentucky career leader in sacks.
“I can’t say enough good things about Josh. He is a genuinely good guy. He cares for his teammates and I’ve seen him grow since he came to school,” – Jen Smith, Kentucky beat reporter for Lexington Herald-Leader, Josh has donated time for Special Olympics and children’s cancer research program.
The 2018 Lott IMPACT Trophy finalists included:
- Kentucky – LB Josh Allen
- Washington – LB Ben Burr-Kirven
- Clemson – DL Christian Wilkins
- Duke – LB Ben Humphreys