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2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony


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The annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony will be held December 14th at 7pm PST at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, CA.


Tim McCarthy, who took a bullet for President Ronald Reagan during a failed assassination attempt, will receive an honorary Lott IMPACT Trophy.

A member of the United States Secret Service, McCarthy stepped in front of a shot by John Hinckley, Jr. – a shot that was aimed directly at the President. The bullet lodged in McCarthy’s abdomen, he was taken to George Washington Hospital where the bullet was removed and he recovered in time to be back on the job in two weeks.

McCarthy is one of only four Secret Service men to take a bullet for a United States President.


The 11th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Ceremony will take place at the The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, CA. Founded in 1981, The Pacific Club is an establishment devoted to serving the business, social, and leisure interests of Orange County’s business elite.


The award show will be televised live on Fox Sports at 7PM PST, and will be hosted by Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft.

Mike Pereira, former Vice President of Officiating of the National Football League will be featured as the keynote speaker.


The event is sold out.

For more information on tables or sponsorships contact Karen Ringer at 949-428-0042.


Landon Collins

Junior, 6-0, 215
Alabama (11-1)

Performance: 84 tackles this season (2nd on team).  Three interceptions, nine passes defended.  SI Mid-season All-American and CFB Mid-season All-American. Finalist for Nagurski Award.

Character: “Landon is not only an outstanding player, but he is an equally impressive person who takes great pride in what he does on and off the field,” says Alabama Coach Nick Saban.  “He is one of the hardest workers we have on our team and takes advantage of each and every opportunity with which he is presented.  It is a pleasure to coach Landon each day and I am certain he will be successful in life no matter what he chooses due to his work ethic and leadership.”

David Helton

Senior, 6-4, 235
Duke (9-3)

Performance: Ranks first in ACC with 10.8 tackles per game and 15th in the country with 125 total tackles.  Had 18 tackles in one game (Pitt), six games with double figure tackles.  Over 300 tackles in career.  Lott Player of the Week in Week Eight.

Character: National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, Finalist for Campbell (academic Heisman) Trophy, Academic All-ACC selection 2011, 2012, 2013, CoSida academic all-district 2013, 2014. Raised funds two years ago to assist with medical care for a roommate who had been injured off campus.  David Cutcliffe, Duke Head Coach: Through his young life, David has already made the world a better place to live. He is just so focused. He’s an equipped young man. He’s mature and he’s very equipped to handle being a leader and the pressure that goes with being a Mike linebacker.”

Eric Kendricks

Senior, 6-0, 230
UCLA (9-3)

Performance: Three-time Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.  Ranks fifth in country in total tackles with 139 and first in solo tackles with 96.  Led Pac-12 in tackles as a sophomore. Has most tackles in UCLA history. Second team Mid-season All-American by SI, CBS and CFB.

Character: Named to Senior Class Award list.  Athletic Director’s Honor Roll six different times. “He’s a guy that you think he’s got it, and he just keeps getting better,” says UCLA Defensive Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich.  Team captain last two years. Kendricks: “We have to lead by example and work day in and day out, putting our hard hats on and not taking any days off.”

Hau’oli Kikaha

Senior, 6-3, 250
Washington (8-5)

Performance: Leads NCAA with 18 sacks and is second with 24 tackles for loss.  Has 67 total tackles, two forced fumbles (one fumble recovery), two passes broken up and two passes defended. Lott IMPACT Player of the Week twice this season. SI Mid-season All-American (2nd team) and CFB Mid-season All-American (2nd team).

Character: Carries a 3.51 GPA majoring in American Ethics Studies.  Academic All-Pac-12 last season and academic All-District.  Has studied abroad in Tahiti.  Head Coach Chris Peterson: “He is an unbelievable student, a fantastic teammate, a hard worker and an incredibly humble leader. Hau’oli is truly a special student-athlete and person.”