Andrew Rich Named to Lott Trophy Watch List

Andrew Rich led BYU in tackles and interceptions as a junior in 2009.

NEWPORT BEACH -- BYU’s Andrew Rich was named to the 2010 Lott Trophy Watch List announced Thursday by Ronnie Lott and the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

Rich is a 6-3, 223-pound safety from Ogden, Utah, who led BYU with 85 tackles and four interceptions last season. He was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference honoree and academic all-conference selection in 2009.

"This is a superb list of young men," said Lott as he announced the list. "We at the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation are always pleased to see the accomplishments of such outstanding student-athletes, all of whom are worthy of consideration for the Lott Trophy."

Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the award is given to a player who exhibit’s the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors, the Legends Coaches and distinguished alumni of various schools around the nation.

The winner, who will be announced at the annual black-tie gala in December, receives $25,000 for his school’s general scholarship fund. Three runner-ups each receive $5,000. In six years, the IMPACT Foundation has now donated more than $750,000 to various charities.


Previous Lott Trophy Winners

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 Lott Trophy Watch List

Sam Acho, DL, Texas, 6-3, 260, Dallas

Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA, 6-4, 252, Los Angeles

Mark Barron, S, Alabama, 6-2, 215, Mobile, Ala.

Jeremy Beal, DE, Oklahoma, 6-3, 261, Carrollton, Texas

Brandon Boykin, S, Georgia, 5-10, 185, Fayettville, Ga.

Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 186, Clinton, Md.

Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 252, Richardson, Texas.

Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska, 6-6, 285, Cozad, Neb.

Brian Duncan, LB, Texas Tech, 6-1, 240, Baton Rouge, La.

John Graves, DE, Virginia Tech, 6-3, 277, Richmond, Va.

Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College, 6-4, 238, Wayne, Pa.

Cameron Heyward, DT, Ohio State, 6-6, 287, Suwanee, Ga.

Ross Homan, LB, Ohio State, 6-0, 229, Coldwater, Ohio

Jeron Johnson, S, Boise State, 5-11, 194, Compton, Calif.

Tejay Johnson, S, TCU, 6-1, 212, Garland, Texas

A.J. Jones, LB, Florida, 6-1, 226, Tampa, Fla.

Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State, 6-1, 228, Cincinnati

Thomas Keiser, DE, Stanford, 6-5, 257, Wexford, Pa.

Ryan Kerrigan, DL, Purdue, 6-4, 263, Muncie, Ind.

Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon, 6-2, 235, Agoura Hills, Calif.

Cliff Matthews, DE, South Carolina, 6-4, 249, Cheraw, S.C.

Josh McNary, DE, Army, 6-1, 225, Houston

Wyatt Middleton, S, Navy, 6-2, 208, Norcross, Ga.

Von Miller, DE/LB, Texas A&M, 6-3, 240, DeSoto, Texas

Dontay Moch, DE, Nevada, 6-1, 245, Chandler, Ariz.

Mike Mohamed, LB, Cal, 6-3, 237, Brawley, Calif.

Rahim Moore, S, UCLA, 6-1, 197, Los Angeles

Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State, 6-1, 285, Los Altos, Calif.

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU, 6-1, 211, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina, 6-5, 260, Ladson, S.C.

Andrew Rich, S, BYU, 6-3, 223, Ogden, Utah

Greg Romeus, DL, Pitt, 6-6, 270, Coral Springs, Fla.

Kenny Rowe, DE/LB, Oregon, 6-3, 232, Long Beach, Calif.

Tyler Sash, DB, Iowa, 6-1, 210, Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Kelvin Sheppard, LB, LSU, 6-3, 239, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Malcolm Smith, LB, USC, 6-1, 225, Northridge, Calif.

J.T. Thomas, LB, West Virginia, 6-2, 225, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin, 6-6, 287, Pewaukee, Wis.

Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina, 6-2, 205, Jacksonville, N.C.

Lawrence Wilson, LB, Connecticut, 6-1, 220, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alex Wujciak, LB, Maryland, 6-3, 225, West Caldwell, N.J.

Anthony Wright, CB, Air Force, 5-10, 190, Cleveland