NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Nakobe Dean of Georgia has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week.
The 6-0, 225-pound linebacker from Horn Lake, Ms. had a team high 11 tackles, 2 for losses with a sack, a forced fumble and one pass defended as the Bulldogs remained undefeated with a 41-17 win over Tennessee.
For the season, Dean has 49 tackles, 7 tackles for losses and 2 interceptions to go along with 15 quarterback hurries. He was named a mid-season All-American in 2021by several sources.
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 Eleven:
Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati: Had 6 tackles and 2 passes defended in win over USF, 45-28. Cincy is 10-0.
Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan: Had 3 sacks among his 7 tackles in win over Penn State, 21-17.
Bumper Pool, LB, Arkansas: Led team with 13 tackles, 2 for losses and one pass defended in win over LSU, 16-13.
Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon: Had 2 sacks among 6 tackles in win over Washington State, 38-24.
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
Week Ten – Devin Lloyd, Utah
Week Eleven – Nakobe Dean, Georgia
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