Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lotulelei Named to Lott Trophy Watch List

May 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei has been named to the watch list for the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy, awarded annually to the top defensive IMPACT player of the year.

IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Lotulelei is an All-America candidate who is coming off a first-team all-Pac-12 season when he won the 2011 Morris Trophy as the league's best defensive lineman, as voted on by the starting offensive linemen. Last season he was second on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss, finishing with 44 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Voting for the Lott IMPACT Trophy will take place throughout the season with the winner announced at the annual awards banquet Dec. 9 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

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