Lott IMPACT Trophy


Established by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott IMPACT Trophy honors college football’s best in character and performance.

The award is unique because it represents the first college football award to give equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance from a defensive college player and is the first national college football award based on the West Coast.

The IMPACT award is awarded annually to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of athletics and recognizes college football’s Defensive Player of the Year who best exemplifies the IMPACT acronym: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

In it’s 16th year, the Lott IMPACT Trophy will be held December 15, 2019 at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 7:00PM (Live Stream to start at 7:00pm at lottimpacttrophy.org)

Host: Joel Klatt

Keynote: Marcellus Wiley

Joel Klatt, FOX Sports, returns as the show’s host. Former record-setting University of Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt is FOX Sports’ lead college football game analyst, working alongside play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and sideline reporter Jenny Taft. He also provides analysis leading up to and during the NFL Draft and serves as a play-play play announcer on FOX Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open Championship.

Marcellus Wiley, FOX Sports, the Keynote Speaker. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Wiley was co-host of “SportsNation” on ESPN and co-hosted the radio show “Afternoons with Marcellus & Travis” on ESPNLA 710am. Wiley previously served as an NFL analyst for ESPN, making regular appearances on “NFL Live,” “SportsCenter,” and ESPNEWS, while also contributing to ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage. He was also a host of “Winners Bracket” on ABC.

The winner will be announced during the show’s live stream available at 7 p.m. (Pacific time) at the Lott IMPACT Trophy website.
The four finalists will be in attendance and the winner’s school will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund with each of the three finalists getting $5,000 for their school.

Video highlights from the 2018 Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Show: