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Player of the Week – Colorado’s Travis Hunter

Hunter’s Colorado debut was an impressive one, as he made a key interception, along with a pass defended and three tackles in the Buffaloes 45-42 win over #17 TCU.

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA. –  Colorado’s Travis Hunter has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for week 1 of the 2023 college football season, as voted by a panel of Lott Trophy board members, former players and coaches, as well as members of the media.

Hunter’s Colorado debut was an impressive one, as he made a key interception, along with a pass defended and three tackles in the Buffaloes 45-42 win over #17 TCU. 

Hunter is a two-way player for the Buffaloes, who played every defensive snap and was a part of 87% of offensive snaps. A member of the 2023 Lott IMPACT® Trophy preseason Watch List, Hunter is a former #1 overall recruit, and was the top ranked transfer in NCAA, coming with his coach Deion Sanders from Jackson State. Last season, Hunter was a finalist for the Jerry Rice award, given to the nations top FCS freshman. 

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 1:
DeWAYNE CARTER, DT, Duke, Sr.  – Broke up a pass and made seven tackles in Blue Devils 28-7 win over #7 Clemson. 
 
LAIATU LATU, DE, UCLA, Jr. – Recorded three sacks with four QB hurries in Bruins 27-13 win over Coastal Carolina. 
 
KAIMON RUCKER, LB, North Carolina, Sr.– Made eight tackles (six solo), with 5.5 for a loss, including two sacks in Tar Heels 31-17 win over South Carolina. 
 
TREVIN WALLACE, LB, Kentucky, Jr. – Collected 12 tackles, 7 for a loss, with a sack, and forced a fumble that led to a touchdown in the Wildcats 44-14 win over Ball State. 
 
 
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

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