Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List Revealed, Breaking It Down By Conference

The Lott IMPACT Trophy announced who made its initial watch list for the 2021 season on Tuesday. Overall, there were 41 different defensive standouts who made the cut, including several names that fans should recognize.

Players are nominated to the Watch List based on their IMPACT, both on the field and off of it, for their respective teams. The annual award will go to the individual who best demonstrates excellence in athletics while also exemplifying the IMPACT acronym, which stands for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Below is a breakdown of who made the list, by conference.

SEC (6 players)

  • Josh Jobe, DB, Alabama
  • Bumper Pool, LB, Arkansas
  • Zakoby McClain, LB, Auburn
  • Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
  • Yusuf Corker, S, Kentucky
  • Damone Clark, LB, LSU

ACC (8 players)

  • Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
  • Nolan Turner, S, Clemson
  • Shaka Heyward, LB, Duke
  • Bubba Bolden, S, Miami
  • Deslin Alexander, DE, Pitt
  • Chamarri Conner, DB, Virginia Tech
  • Nick Jackson, LB, Virginia
  • Nick Anderson, LB, Wake Forest

Big Ten (8 players)

  • Zach Vanvalkenburg, DE, Iowa
  • Aiden Hutchinson, DE, Michigan
  • JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska
  • Brandon Joseph, DB, Northwestern
  • Zach Harrison, DL, Ohio State
  • PJ Mustipher, DT, Penn State
  • George Karalafitis, DE, Purdue
  • Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin

Big 12 (5 players)

  • Mike Rose, LB, Iowa State
  • Jahron McPherson, S, Kansas State
  • Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
  • Josh Thompson, CB, Texas
  • Alonzo Addae, S, West Virginia

Pac-12 (8 players)

  • Kuony Deng, LB, Cal
  • Nate Landman, LB, Colorado
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
  • Thomas Booker, DE, Stanford
  • Quentin Lake, DB, UCLA
  • Drake Jackson, LB, USC
  • Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah
  • Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

Independent (2 players)

  • Arik Smith, LB, Army
  • Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

Non-Power Five (4 players)

  • Kekaula Kaniho, CB, Boise State
  • Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati
  • Silas Kelly, LB, Coastal Carolina
  • Jackson Hankey, LB, North Dakota State – FCS

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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