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Lott IMPACT Trophy adds two student-athletes to 2015 Watch List
- Updated: October 22, 2015
NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – The Lott IMPACT Trophy has added two student-athletes to the 2015 Watch List.
Both of the additions – Carl Nassib of Penn State and Joe Schobert of Wisconsin – are former walk-ons who have become mid-season All-Americans this year.
In addition to their connection as walk-ons who have skyrocketed to mid-season accolades, Nassib and Schobert rank 1-2 in the nation in several key defensive categories.
Nassib is a 6-7, 272-pound senior defensive end from West Chester, Pa. who leads the nation in sacks (11.5), tackles for losses (15.5) and forced fumbles (5). He is a two-time All-Big Ten academic choice who plans to enter medical school.
Schobert is a 6-2, 240-pound senior linebacker from Waukesha, Wi. who is 2nd in the country in sacks (9.5), tackles for losses (14.5) and forced fumbles (4). He was recommended by another former Wisconsin walk-on, Jim Leonhard, who became an All-American at the school and a finalist for the first Lott IMPACT Trophy in 2004. Leonhard serves on the advisory board of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the award.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, is now in its 12th year. The award goes annually to the collegiate defensive player who best exemplifies the characteristics exhibited by Ronnie Lott – Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
To date the IMPACT Foundation has donated more than $1.1 million to universities and charities throughout the United States.
The players immediately become eligible for the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, which awards $1,000 to the general scholarship fund of the honoree’s university (and $25,000 to the winner’s school).