NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Arizona linebacker Jacob Manu is the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Manu had a game high 12 tackles, including a sack, in the Wildcats 27-10 win over #19 UCLA.
Arizona has now defeated a ranked team in three straight weeks for the first time in school history and are the first Pac 12 team to do so since Stanford in 2015.
Manu is a sophomore from Santa Ana, CA, where he was a three-star recruit who declined Ivy League offers to play at Arizona. Since arriving at Arizona, Manu has been a mainstay on the field. Manu has been a starter from early in his freshman season and is currently the Wildcats leading tackler.
The Lott IMPACT® Trophy player of the week is determined in part by a panel of Lott Trophy board members, former players, and coaches, as well as members of the media. That panel represents sixty percent of votes, while an online fan vote is used to determine the other forty percent.
The Lott IMPACT® Trophy 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.
The mission of The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation is to recognize and support both national and local charities that serve the youth of America with a focus on education and have a positive IMPACT® on the lives of young men and women.
Other nominees for the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week in Week 10:
TERRION ARNOLD, DB, Alabama, So. – Had an interception, broke up two passes and made five tackles, four solo, in Crimson Tides 42-28 win over #18 LSU.
XAVIER BENSON, LB, Oklahoma State, Sr.- Forced a fumble to go with seven tackles, for a loss, including a sack, and a QB hurry in the Cowboys 27-24 win over #10 Oklahoma
JONAH ELLISS, DE, Utah, Jr. – Broke up two passes, to go with 1.5 sacks, among three tackles in the Utes 55-3 win over Arizona State.
LEO LOWIN, LB, Army, Sr. – Forced two fumbles, to go with a game high 12 tackles, two for a loss, including a sack in Black Knights 23-3 win at #17 Air Force.
Previous Winners of the Lott IMPACT® Trophy
2004 – David Pollack, Georgia
2005 – DeMeco Ryans, Alabama
2006 – Dante Hughes, Cal
2007 – Glenn Dorsey, LSU
2008 – James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2009 – Jerry Hughes, TCU
2010 – J.J. Watt, Wisconsin
2011 – Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2012 – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
2013 – Anthony Barr, UCLA
2014 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA
2015 – Carl Nassib, Penn State
2016 – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
2017 – Josey Jewell, Iowa
2018 – Josh Allen, Kentucky
2019 – Derek Brown, Auburn
2020 – Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
2021 – Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
2022 – Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
The 20th Annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy Award Presentation will be held December 10th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. To purchase tickets for the event, click here or for more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org