NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – The Pacific Club Impact Foundation has named its 24 Semi-Finalists for the 17th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Because of the unusual 2020 college football season – with teams playing irregular schedules throughout the country – the 24 semi-finalists come from five conferences and one at-large grouping. There were four players chosen from each group.
The Semi-Finalists for the 17th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy:
Big 12 Conference: Joseph Ossai, DE, Texas; Darius Stills, DE, West Virginia; Garret Wallow, LB, TCU; Amen Ogbongbemiga, LB, Oklahoma State.
ACC: Victor Dimukeje, DE, Duke; Patrick Jones II, DE, Pitt; Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina; Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Rover, Notre Dame.
SEC: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri; Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama; Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama; Bumper Pool, LB, Arkansas.
Pac-12: Thomas Booker, DE, Stanford; Nate Landman, LB, Colorado; Elijah Molden, DB, Washington; Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC.
Big Ten: Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern; Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State; Chauncey Golston, DL, Iowa; Antjuan Simmons, LB, Michigan State.
At-Large: Tarron Jackson, DL, Coastal Carolina; Kekaula Kaniho, DB, Boise State; Richie Grant, DB, UCF; Isaiah Kaufusi, LB, BYU.
Six finalists for the award, which is based on Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, will be announced Jan. 8.
The winner will then be announced at an Awards Ceremony Feb. 21 at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The university of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.
The Inaugural Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Hall of Fame will also be announced at the Feb. 21 event.
FOX college football announcer Joel Klatt will return as the emcee of the event and former USC and LA Rams Coach John Robinson will be the featured speaker.
A limited number of tickets are available at $500 each.