NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Zakoby McClain of Auburn has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week.
The 6-0, 219-pound senior linebacker from Valdosta, Georgia had a game high 14 tackles and two sacks in a 31-20 win over Ole Miss.
McClain, who is on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, has 239 career tackles.
The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation sponsors the Lott IMPACT® Trophy and has donated more than $1.6 million to universities and charities throughout the country.
Other nominees for the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week in Week Nine:
Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan: Had 2 quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery, a pass defended, 3 tackles (1/2 for a loss).
Nick Jackson, LB, Virginia: Had 6 tackles, 2 quarterback hurries in 48-40 win over Georgia Tech.
Bumper Pool, LB, Arkansas: Team high 8 tackles, one for a loss in 45-3 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff,
Mike Rose, LB, Iowa State: Team high 8 tackles in win over undefeated Oklahoma State, 24-21.
Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin: Had 8 tackles, 1.5 for losses in win over Purdue, 39-13.
Lott IMPACT® Trophy Players of the Week, 2021
Week One – Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
Week Two – Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
Week Three – Alonzo Addae, West Virginia
Week Four – Damone Clark, LSU
Week Five – Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
Week Six – Devin Lloyd, Utah
Week Seven – Damone Clark, LSU
Week Eight – Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Week Nine – Zakoby McClain, Auburn
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