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Finalist Watch: UCLA’s Anthony Barr Makes His Presence Known to USC
- Updated: December 2, 2013
UCLA defeated USC for their second straight victory in the annual matchup against USC and in doing so earned their first victory at the Coliseum since 1997.
The Bruin defense held the Trojans to 14 points and recovered two turnovers in the contest.
UCLA’s Anthony Barr had five solo tackles, two sacks and stripped the ball from USC QB Cody Kessler for fellow UCLA defenseman Cassius Marsh to recover.
Bleacher Report’s Joseph Zucker noted that, “Once again, it was a stellar performance from [UCLA’s] Anthony Barr. The entire UCLA defense played well, but it was Barr who often found himself in the pocket harassing Kessler. There’s a reason this guy is so high on many experts’ draft boards. It seemed like it was every play that Barr was getting the first step on his man and using his great physical tools to get free on the edge.”
Barr is a Finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of a player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Ronnie Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.