Congrats to Kyle Fuller

Fuller named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

May 7, 2012

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Forty-two of the most accomplished student-athletes in the country have been nominated for the ninth annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced today at a luncheon in Newport Beach, Calif., including Virginia Tech junior cornerback Kyle Fuller.

"Each year we are proud to present a list of college football players who exemplify the things we believe in," said Ronnie Lott. "This group is no exception. These young men are terrific players and great role models, both on and off the field."

The 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List includes seven players from last season, headed by 2011 finalist Manti Te'o of Notre Dame. Semi-finalists John Simon of Ohio State and Brodrick Brown of Oklahoma State are also on the list as are quarter-finalists T.J. McDonald of USC, John Boyett of Oregon and Jordan Kovacs of Michigan. Brandon Jenkins of Florida State rounds out the returning nominees.

The Big Ten leads the way with nine nominees, followed by the Pac-12 with eight, the ACC and Big-12 with seven each and the SEC with five.

There are 18 linebackers, 13 defensive backs and 11 defensive linemen on the list.

Voting for the Lott IMPACT Trophy will take place throughout the season with the winner announced at the annual black-tie awards banquet Dec. 9 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.