Lott IMPACT® Semifinalists; ND's Howard Cross III POW
NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation has named 16 Quarterfinalists for the 2023 Lott IMPACT® Trophy.
This year’s presentation of Lott IMPACT® Trophy will be the 20th in the award's history. The Lott IMPACT® Trophy is awarded annually to the student-athlete who best exhibits the characteristics of Ronnie Lott by making an IMPACT® on and off the field. IMPACT® is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Semi-finalists will be chosen in late November and four finalists in December. The four finalists will be invited to attend the annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy award show, December 10, 2023, in Newport Beach, California. Joel Klatt from Fox Sports will emcee the event.
Before listing the semifinalists, here is the winner from last week.
Notre Dame defensive lineman Howard Cross III is the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for week 5 of the 2023 college football season, after forcing two fumbles, to go with a game high 13 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, including a sack in the Fighting Irish 21-14 win at #19 Duke.
A senior from Paramus, NJ, Cross III led the team in tackles for a defensive lineman last season. Cross is the son of Howard Jr., who played 13 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants.
The Lott IMPACT® Trophy player of the week is determined in part by a panel of Lott Trophy board members, former players and coaches, as well as members of the media. That panel represents sixty percent of votes, while an online fan vote is used to determine the other forty percent.
The 2023 Lott IMPACT® Trophy Quarterfinalists include seven defensive linemen, six linebackers, and four defensive backs.
The 2023 Lott IMPACT® Trophy Quarterfinalists:
Caden Bullock, DB, USC
Jordan Burch, DE, Oregon
Barrett Carter, LB, Clemson
DeWayne Carter, DL, Duke
Junior Colson, LB, Michigan
Howard Cross III, DL, Notre Dame
Tommy Eichenberg, LB, Ohio State
Jonah Elliss, DL, Utah
Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina
Travis Hunter, DB, Colorado
Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA
Ga’Quincy “Kool-Aid” McKinstry, DB Alabama
Malachi Moore, DB, Alabama
Jer’Zhan Newton, DT, Illinois
Danny Stutsman, LB, Oklahoma
Jared Verse, DE, Florida State
The 20th Annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy Award Presentation will be held December 10th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. To purchase tickets for the event, click here or for more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org
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 recognize both athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
The Lott IMPACT® 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 $1.8 million to numerous charities and scholarships. The 20th Annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy Award Presentation will be held December 10th. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org