Courtesy of the Lott Trophy
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. â€“ The Watch List for the 2010 Lott Trophy was announced today in Newport Beach by Ronnie Lott and the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
â€œThis is a superb list of young men,â€ said Lott as he announced the list. â€œWe at the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation are always pleased to see the accomplishments of such outstanding student-athletes, all of whom are worthy of consideration for the Lott Trophy.â€
Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the award is given to a player who exhibitâ€™s 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, members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors, the Legends Coaches and distinguished alumni of various schools around the nation.
The winner, who will be announced at the annual black-tie gala in December, receives $25,000 for his schoolâ€™s general scholarship fund. Three runnerups each receive $5,000.
The previous winners of the Lott Trophy:
2004 - David Pollack, Georgia
2005 - DeMeco Ryans, Alabama
2006 - Dante Hughes, Cal
2007 - Glenn Dorsey, LSU
2008 - James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2009 - Jerry Hughes, TCU
In six years, the IMPACT Foundation has now donated more than $750,000 to various charities.
2010 Lott Trophy Watch List
Sam Acho, DL, Texas, 6-3, 260, Dallas
Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA, 6-4, 252, Los Angeles
Mark Barron, S, Alabama, 6-2, 215, Mobile, Ala.
Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma, 6-3, 261, Carrollton, Tx
Brandon Boykin, S, Georgia, 5-10, 185, Fayettville, Ga.
Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 186, Clinton, Md.
Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 252, Richardson, Tx.
Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska, 6-6, 285, Cozad, Ne.
Brian Duncan, LB, Texas Tech, 6-1, 240, Baton Rouge, La.
John Graves, DE, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 277, Richmond, Va.
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College, 6-4, 238, Wayne, Pa.
Cameron Heyward, DT, Ohio State, 6-6, 287, Suwanee, Ga.
Ross Homan, LB, Ohio State, 6-0, 229, Coldwater, Oh
Jeron Johnson, S, Boise State, 5-11, 194, Compton, Ca.
Tejay Johnson, S, TCU, 6-1, 212, Garland, Tx.
A.J. Jones, LB, Florida, 6-1, 226, Tampa
Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State, 6-1, 228, Cincinnati
Thomas Keiser, DE, Stanford, 6-5, 257, Wexford, Pa.
Ryan Kerrigan, DL, Purdue, 6-4, 263, Muncie, Ind.
Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon, 6-2, 235, Agoura Hills, Ca.
Cliff Matthews, DE, South Carolina, 6-4, 249, Cheraw, SC
Josh McNary, DE, Army, 6-1, 225, Houston
Wyatt Middleton, S, Navy, 6-2, 208, Norcross, Ga.
Von Miller, DE/LB, Texas A&M, 6-3, 240, DeSoto, Tx.
Dontay Moch, DE, Nevada, 6-1, 245, Chandler, Az.
Mike Mohamed, LB, Cal, 6-3, 237, Brawley, Ca.
Rahim Moore, S, UCLA, 6-1, 197, Los Angeles
Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State, 6-1, 285, Los Altos, Ca.
Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU, 6-1, 211, Pompano Beach, Fl.
Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina, 6-5, 260, Ladson, SC
Andrew Rich, S, BYU, 6-3, 223, Ogden, Utah
Greg Romeus, DL, Pitt, 6-6, 270, Coral Springs, Fl.
Kenny Rowe, DE/LB, Oregon, 6-3, 232, Long Beach, Ca.
Tyler Sash, DB, Iowa, 6-1, 210, Oskaloosa, Ia.
Kelvin Sheppard, LB, LSU, 6-3, 239, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Malcolm Smith, LB, USC, 6-1, 225, Northridge, Ca.
J.T. Thomas, LB, West Virginia, 6-2, 225, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin, 6-6, 287, Pewaukee, Wi
Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina, 6-2, 205, Jacksonville, NC
Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut, 6-1, 220, Tuscaloosa, Al.
Alex Wujciak, LB, Maryland, 6-3, 225, West Caldwell, NJ
Anthony Wright, CB, Air Force, 5-10, 190, Cleveland