NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Tuli Tuipulotu of the University of Southern California has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the 2022 college football season.
Tuipulotu currently leads the nation in sacks and added 2.5 more in the Trojans 55-17 rout of Colorado. Tuipulotu also forced a fumble and broke up a pass with three total tackles in that game.
The junior defensive lineman, from Hawthorne, California, is a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and is the reigning defensive lineman of the year for the Trojans. In addition to leading the country in sacks, he’s third in the nation in tackles for a loss. Additionally, Tuipulotu participates in a Christmas toy drive and distributes presents to children.
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 11:
JALEN CARTER, DT, Georgia, Jr. – Made a sack, among 7 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, with 4 QB hurries in 45-19 win over Mississippi State
TOMMY EICHENBERG, LB, Ohio State, Sr. – Had three tackles for a loss, among 7 total, plus a QB hurry in 56-14 win over Indiana.
ANTONIO JOHNSON, CB, Texas A&M, So. – Forced a fumble, made 10 tackles, 2 for a loss, and a QB hurry in 13-10 loss to Auburn.
BJ OJULARI, DE, LSU, Jr. – Recovered a fumble, with 9 tackles, 1.0 for a loss with 0.5 sacks in 13-10 win at Arkansas.
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