6 Pac-12 Football Stars Named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Preseason Watch List

Believe it or not, college football is only 100 days away. The anticipation is already starting to build.

The first marker the season is approaching is the release of college football’s many preseason awards watchlists. Just at the right time, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced the 42 candidates for the Lott Impact Trophy pre-season watchlist Wednesday, May 19.

The Lott IMPACT Trophy, named after four-time Super Bowl champion Ronnie Lott, is awarded annually to the best defensive player in college football based on performance and character. The award is unique because it weighs character and athletic performance equally.


A Pac-12 student-athlete has won the Lott Impact Trophy three times, with UCLA’s Eric Kendricks being the most recent in 2014. Utah’s Devin Lloyd was a runner-up last season. Six players from six different Pac-12 teams have been named to the preseason watch list this season.

Pac-12 Conference 2022 Lott IMPACT Trophy Pre-Season Watch List Candidates

Player

school

Position

Year

Kyon bars

Arizona

defensive lineman

Junior

Levani Damuni

Stanford

linebacker

Junior

Nick Figueroa

USC

defensive lineman

Graduate student

Daniel Scott

cal

Security

Senior

Noah Sewell

Oregon

linebacker

Second year

Sion Tupuola-Fetui

Washington

defensive end

Junior

Prior to his NFL Hall of Fame career, Ronnie Lott played at USC as one of the greatest defensive backs in college football history from 1978 to 1980. Lott was named the Pac Defensive Player of the Century. -12 in 2015.

The 2022 Pac-12 football season begins Thursday, September 1 when the Arizona State Sun Devils host Northern Arizona. Until then, follow #Pac12FB for all the news from the Conference of Champions.

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