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Baylor’s Bryce Hager Named Lott IMPACT Player of The Week

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*Fan Online Voting for Weekly Award Now Underway*

NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Baylor Linebacker Bryce Hager has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-2, 235-pound junior from Austin, Texas led the Bears with a career high 18 tackles, including two tackles for losses and a sack, in a win over Kansas State, 35-25. Baylor is 5-0 and ranked No. 12 in the country.

In recognition of Hager’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Baylor.

Hager has been on the Big-12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and was an All Big-12 selection a year ago when he had 124 tackles. Earlier this season, he returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown against Buffalo.His father, Britt, was the All-American and the all-time leading tackler at Texas. Quarter-finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy will be announced Oct. 23.

Along with the National Voter Panel, college football fans can now influence The Lott IMPACT Player of The Week by voting online at http://www.lottimpacttrophy.org/vote or http://www.facebook.com/lotttrophy. Voting will open each Sunday at 8 A.M. pdt. as the candidates for the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week are announced. Voting will close at 8 A.M. pdt. each Tuesday morning throughout the season.

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2013 Lott IMPACT Players of the Week
Week I – Devon Kennard, USC
Week 2 – Ed Reynolds, Stanford
Week 3 – Anthony Barr, UCLA
Week 4 – Spencer Shuey, Clemson
Week 5 – Alden Darby, Arizona State
Week 6 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
Week 7 – Bryce Hager, Baylor

Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:

Nat Behre (San Diego State, DB): Had 14 tackles, including 1.5 for losses and broke up one pass in win over Air Force, 27-20.

Chris Borland (Wisconsin, LB): Led Badgers with 10 tackles, one sack, a quarterback hurry and a pass break up in win over Northwestern, 35-6. Northwestern was held to 241 total yards.

Ibraheim Campbell (Northwestern, DB): Had an interception, a sack, a fumble recovery, a pass break up and 9 tackles in loss to Wisconsin, 35-6.

Aaron Donald (Pitt, DT): Recorded 3 tackles for loss (2 were sacks) and 6 total tackles in loss to Virginia Tech, 19-9.

Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas, DE): Recorded two sacks (for 16 yards in losses) as Longhorns upset Oklahoma, 36-20.

Devon Kennard (USC, LB): Had 7 tackles, one sack and 2 quarterback hurries in win over Arizona, 38-31.

Spencer Shuey (Clemson, LB): Led team with 9 tackles, 2 for losses and broke up one pass in 24-14 win over Boston College.

Devon Kennard (USC, LB): Had 7 tackles, one sack and 2 quarterback hurries in win over Arizona, 38-31.

Spencer Shuey (Clemson, LB): Led team with 9 tackles, 2 for losses and broke up one pass in 24-14 win over Boston College.

Kyle Van Noy (BYU, LB): 3 of his 6 tackles were for losses and 2 were sacks in 36-20 win over Georgia Tech.