ABOUT THE LOTT IMPACT® TROPHY
The criteria for selecting student-athletes for the Lott IMPACT® Trophy Watch List and subsequently, the finalists, and eventually the overall winner, is based on both athletic ability and character attributes.
Character transcends the on-the-field accomplishments of the players. The acronym for IMPACT® is Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
The student-athletes are considered for their academic standing at their university, their community contributions, their leadership skills and their overall character.
Past winners of the Lott IMPACT® Trophy have exhibited these characteristics, ones that were and are displayed by Ronnie Lott and embraced by the Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation, founders, and sponsors of the award.
It is the mission of The Pacific Club IMPACT® Foundation to recognize and support national and local charities serving America’s youth. The Foundation will raise money for those charitable purposes from events associated with awarding The Lott IMPACT® Trophy to the Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. The Lott IMPACT® Trophy will recognize and honor the nation’s outstanding collegiate defensive football player, who has exemplified the unparalleled athletic and personal qualities reflected in Ronnie Lott.