NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson has been named the winner of the 18th Annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy, presented by Andersen/Mark & Liz Vorsatz.
The announcement came Sunday night at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, CA. at the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Annual Award Show from Ronnie Lott.
The award goes to the defensive player who has made the biggest IMPACT® on his team. IMPACT® stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Hutchinson set a Michigan season record with 14 sacks in leading the Wolverines to a 12-1 record and Big Ten title. Ranked No. 2 In the country, Michigan will play Georgia in the College Football Playoff semi-final game Dec. 31 in Miami.
The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation will present a $25,000 check to the general scholarship fund at Michigan in recognition of Hutchinson’s achievement. Runner-ups were Devin Lloyd of Utah, Nakobe Dean of Georgia and Jordan Davis of Georgia. Each of those schools will receive $5,000 for their school’s scholarship fund.
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