NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week.
Fuller, a 6-2, 205-pound senior safety from Old Tappan, New Jersey, had an interception and five tackles in the Buckeyes’ 34-10 win over Michigan State. Ohio State remained undefeated at 6-0.
Fuller is also an academic star. He entered his senior campaign of 2019 with a 3.8 overall grade point average that has helped him earn every academic award available for an underclassman, including first-team Academic All-American in 2018, Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar and multiple academic all-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete awards. He’ll graduate in December with a degree in business marketing.
A team captain for the second straight year, Fuller leads the team in tackles — as he did last year.
On being a team captain, Fuller said: “I’m just blessed to be in this position. I’m just going to give them everything I have. Being able to be a captain at Ohio State, I know it comes with a huge responsibility, but I am willing to uphold that. I’m just remembering all the captains that came before me and just to enhance it.”
His Mother, Cindy Mizelle, is the rock star of the family, a highly regarded professional singer who has performed with greats, including Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
Ohio State will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Fuller’s performance.
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation sponsors the Lott IMPACT Trophy and has donated more than $1.5 million to universities and charities throughout the country.
Other nominees for the Lott IMPACT Trophy in Week Six:
Paulson Adebo, Stanford, DB, Sr.: Defended four passes and had 5 tackles in win over Washington, 23-13.
Mo Barry, Nebraska, LB, Sr.: Had team high 8 tackles, one for a loss in win over Northwestern, 13-10.
Cale Garrett, Missouri, LB, Sr.: Had 5 total tackles, two interceptions, one returned for a 33-yard touchdown (3rd straight game he has scored), 2 tackles for losses and 2 QB hurries in win over Troy, 42-10.
Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State, DE, Jr.: Had 2 sacks and 2 quarterback hurries in win over Purdue, 35-7.
Khaleke Hudson, Michigan, LB/S, Sr.: Led Wolverines with 11 tackles and one QB hurry. Had one of the 13 tackles for losses recorded by team in 10-3 win over Iowa.
Chris Orr, Wisconsin, LB, Sr.: Had 2 sacks and 5 tackles in win over Kent State, 48-0.
Curtis Weaver, Boise State, DE, Sr.: Recorded 3 sacks and 6 total tackles in win over UNLV, 38-13.
2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy Players of the Week:
Week One – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Week Two – Evan Weaver, Cal
Week Three – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
Week Four – Evan Weaver, Cal | Joe Bachie, Michigan State
Week Five – David Woodward, Utah State
Week Six – Jordan Fuller, Ohio 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