NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Oklahoma’s Danny Stutsman has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for week 2 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.
On Saturday, Stutsman recorded 17 tackles (5 solo), 2.5 for a loss, including a sack, and recovered a fumble in the Sooners 28-11 win over SMU. In addition to being named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy player of the week, Stutsman was also honored as Big 12 conference player of the week.
The junior from Windermere, Florida was named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention team a season ago, as the conference’s leading tackler. Stutsman comes from an athletic family. His parents, Steve and Susy, were both athletes at Baylor, while his sister, Sabrina, played softball at Florida State.
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 2:
COLE BISHOP, S, Utah, Jr.– Had an interception with 4 tackles, two for a loss in the Utes 20-13 win over Baylor.
JARED IVEY, DE, Ole Miss, Sr.– Recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, to go with 3 tackles, one for a loss, including a sack in the Rebels 37-20 win at #22 Tulane.
KAMREN KINCHENS, S, Miami, Jr.– Recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass to go with 7 tackles in the Hurricanes 48-33 win over Texas A&M, before suffering an injury near the end of the game.
JERRIN THOMPSON, DB, Texas, Sr.– Had a 4th quarter interception with 4 tackles (1 solo) in the Longhorns 34-24 win at #3 Alabama.
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