NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Felix Anudike-Uzomah of Kansas State has been named the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Player of the Week for the fifth week of the 2022 college football season.
The junior defensive end forced a fumble and made three sacks, among his six tackles in the Wildcats’ 37-28 win over Texas Tech.
Anudike-Uzomah is from Kansas City, Missouri and last year was 3rd team All-American and All-Big-12 along with being named Big 12 Co-Lineman of the Year. Anudike-Uzomah is currently two forced fumbles shy of the most in a career at Kansas State and is 3.5 sacks from being top 10 in that stat category in school history.
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 5:
TROY BROWN, LB. Ole Miss, Sr. 9 tackles, 1 for a loss, incl 0.5 sack, 1 pass broken up in 22-19 win over Kentucky.
SHAKA HEYWARD, LB, Duke, Sr. Game high 13 tackles, 1 for a loss, and broke up a pass in 38-17 win over Virginia
CALIJAH KANCEY, DL, Pitt, Jr. 3.5 tackles for a loss, including a sack among 5 total tackles in 26-21 loss to Georgia Tech.
BJ OJULARI, DE, LSU, Jr. Forced a fumble, made 2 sacks, and had 4 solo tackles in 21-17 win over Auburn
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