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UCLA’s Anthony Barr – Lott Impact Player of the Week

NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – UCLA Linebacker Anthony Barr has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.

The 6-4, 235-pound junior from San Pedro, Ca., had an impressive game Saturday night in UCLA’s 44-36 win over Washington State on the road that improved the Bruins to 8-1 on the season. Barr had 2 ½ sacks, one for a safety, 8 total tackles, a blocked kick and a quarterback hurry. In his first season on defense (he spent his first two years on offense), Barr leads the Pac-12 in tackles for losses with 17 and sacks with 11.

In recognition of Barr’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 UCLA.

Previous winners of the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week in 2012.
Week One – Bjoern Werner, Florida State
Week Two – Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Week Three – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Week Four – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Week Five – Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
Week Six – John Simon, Ohio State
Week Seven – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
Week Eight – Chase Thomas, Stanford
Week Nine – Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Week Ten – No selection
Week Eleven – Anthony Barr, UCLA

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

Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin. Led Badgers with 8 tackles and recovered a fumble in win over Indiana, 62-14.

Brandon Magee, LB, Arizona State. Led Sun Devils with 13 in loss to USC, 38-17.
T.J. McDonald, S, USC. Had interception and 7 tackles in win over Arizona State, 36-17.

Eric Reid, S, LSU. Led team with 9 tackles in win over Mississippi State, 37-17.
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame. Had his sixth interception of the year in a 21-6 win over Boston College.

Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $850,000 to various charities throughout the country. The ninth annual Lott Trophy dinner will be held Dec. 9th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottTrophy.com