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May 17, 2019

Simmons Named To Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. (via The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation) – The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has announced the 42 candidates for the 16th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy.

The Watch List was announced at a luncheon at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

The 42 players on the Watch List are from 41 different universities. Michigan is the only school with two candidates.

There are 18 linebackers on the list 13 defensive backs and 11 defensive linemen.

Four of the nominees were on the 2018 Watch List for the Lott Trophy—Troy Dye of Oregon, Jordan Fuller of Ohio State, Khaleke Hudson of Michigan and Colin Schooler of Arizona.

The voting panel for the Lott IMPACT Trophy is made up of former winners and finalists, former coaches and players, members of the media and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

The Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities since its inception in 2004, including nearly $700,000 to universities

The winner’s school receives $25,000 for its general scholarship fund and three finalists receive $5,000 each for their schools. A Lott IMPACT Player of the Week is selected each week during the season and $1,000 is awarded to the school of the player.

You can follow the Lott IMPACT Trophy at our website ( or Twitter (@thelotttrophy) or facebook (The Lott IMPACT Trophy).

You can view the announcement at:

2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

About the Lott IMPACT Trophy: Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.

The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches.

To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.5 million to various charities throughout the country. The 16th Annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards Program will be held December 15, 2019 at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott IMPACT Trophy visit: