NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Tommy Eichenberg of Ohio State University has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for the eighth week of the 2022 college football season.
The fourth year linebacker led a dominant defensive effort for the Buckeyes by returning an interception for a touchdown, breaking up a pass and making 7 tackles in Ohio State’s 54-10 win over Iowa.
Eichenberg is Ohio State’s leading tackler on the season, coming off a record-setting 17 tackle performance in the Rose Bowl Game in January. A business major, Eichenberg has been named Academic All-Big Ten each of the last two seasons, along with being an Ohio State University Scholar Athlete.
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 8:
KRIS ABRAMS-DRAINE, DB, Missouri, Jr.
Broke up 3 passes and made 5 tackles in 17-14 win over Vanderbilt.
JD BERTRAND, LB, Notre Dame, Jr.
7 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, including a sack with a pass broken up in 44-21 win over UNLV.
NICK JACKSON, LB, Virginia, Sr.
Made 2 sacks, among team high 8 tackles in 16-9 win over Georgia Tech.
HENRY TO’OTO’O, LB, Alabama. Sr.
Game high 13 tackles with one for a loss in 30-6 win over Mississippi State.
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