NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Key Lawrence of Oklahoma has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for the third week of the 2022 college football season.
The junior safety filled up the box score with an interception, 6 tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble as the Sooners won at Nebraska 49-14.
The Nashville, TN native was an All-Big 12 honorable mention selection last season, after making 47 tackles and forcing 3 fumbles for Oklahoma. When Lawrence was recruited, he was the top player out of the state of Tennessee. Lawrence has also taken more of a leadership role this season after transferring from Tennessee prior to the 2021 season.
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 3:
• WILL ANDERSON Jr., LB, Alabama, Jr.
Interception for a touchdown, with 5 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, including a sack in 63-7 rout of UL-Monroe
• JACK CAMPBELL, LB, Iowa, Jr.
10 tackles, 1 for a loss and a QB hurry in 27-0 shutout of Nevada
• RONNIE HICKMAN, S, Ohio State, Jr.- Interception for a touchdown, with 2 tackles in 77-21 blowout win over Toledo
• ANTONIO JOHNSON, CB, Texas A&M, So.
8 tackles and a QB hurry in 17-9 win over Miami
• BJ OJULARI, DE, LSU, Jr.
2.5 tackles for a loss, part of a 4 tackle game, including 1.5 sacks and a QB hurry in 31-16 win over Mississippi St.
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