NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – USC Head Coach, Lincoln Riley, will be the featured speaker at the 2023 Lott IMPACT® Trophy Watch List Luncheon on Thursday, May 4th 11:30am at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach for the 20th anniversary of the award.
Riley is one of the most successful coaches in the country, who has experienced more success under age 40 than any other coach in college football history. Now entering his second season at USC, Riley has coached three Heisman Trophy Winners, won four Big 12 championships and has been to the College Football Playoff three times.
USC’s Tuli Tuipulotu was a Lott IMPACT® Trophy finalist last season, one of four finalists all-time for the award. No USC player has ever won the Lott IMPACT® Trophy.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Famer, Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Watch List is composed of the top 42 defensive players from across the country who demonstrate excellence in the field of athletics and exemplify the
IMPACT acronym: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
The mission of The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation is to recognize and support both national and local charities that serve the youth of America with a focus on education and have a positive IMPACT® on the lives of young men and women.
For media interested in attending the Watch List Luncheon, please contact Trent Rush (TRush@lottimpacttrophy.org).
Previous Winners of the Lott IMPACT® 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
2010 – J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
2011 – Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2012 – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
2013 – Anthony Barr, UCLA
2014 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
2015 – Carl Nassib, Penn State
2016 – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
2017 – Josey Jewell, Iowa
2018 – Josh Allen, Kentucky
2019 – Derrick Brown, Auburn
2020 – Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
2021 – Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
2022 – Will Anderson Jr., Alabama