NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Joel Klatt, the popular Fox Sports college football analyst, will return once again as the emcee of the annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy award presentation on December 11, 2022.
The black-tie event is held at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California and is in its 19th season honoring the college football defensive player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field.
Klatt was a three-year starter at quarterback for Colorado and also played two seasons of professional baseball in the San Diego Padres organization.
This will be his eighth year hosting the event, which has raised more than $1.6 million for various charities throughout the country.
He has been the lead analyst on Fox since 2015.
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