Lott IMPACT Trophy | Honoring College Football's Defensive Best

“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”

-RONNIE LOTT

Jaylon Smith – Notre Dame

Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame

A former high school All-American, Jaylon Smith translated his skills straight to South Bend and became the first Notre Dame freshman linebacker to start a season opener since 1995. He was named the Notre Dame Defensive Newcomer of the Year and enters his sophomore season as the leader of the Fighting Irish defense.