(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – BYU Linebacker Kyle Van Noy has been named a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced today by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award.
Van Noy is a 6-3, 245-pound senior from Reno, Nevada. He’s been named a mid-season All-American by several publications and has 11 tackles for loss and four sackes among his 45 tackles. He has also recorded a safety and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Twenty players have been named to the list of quarterfinalists.
There are 11 linebackers on the list, seven defensive backs and two defensive linemen. In the nine years of the Lott Trophy, linebackers have won four times, defensive linemen four times and defensive backs once.
UCLA, with Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, is the only school with two players on the quarter-finalist list.
Eight semi-finalists for the award will be announced Nov. 13, four finalists will be announced Nov. 27 and the winner at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Banquet Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The university of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund and each of the other finalists will receive $5,000 for their schools’ general scholarship fund.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will be the keynote speaker and the awards ceremony will be televised on FOX Sports beginning at 7 p.m Pacific time.
Anthony Barr,LB, UCLA
Chirs Borland, LB, Wisconsin
Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State
Ibraheim Campbell, DB, Northwestern
Alden Darby, DB, Arizona State
Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, DB, Oregon
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida State
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Devon Kennard, LB, USC
James Morris, LB, Iowa
C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Spencer Shuey, LB, Clemson
Derron Smith, DB, Fresno State
Stephon Tuitt, DL, Notre Dame
Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU
Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Along with the National Voter Panel, college football fans can now influence The Lott IMPACT Player of The Week by voting online. Go online at http://www.lottimpacttrophy.org/vote or http://www.facebook.com/lotttrophyto cast your vote. Voting will open each Sunday at 8 A.M. pdt. as the candidates for the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week are announced. Voting will close at 8 A.M. pdt. each Tuesday morning throughout the season.
Previous winnes of the Lott IMPACT Trophy
2004–David Pollack, DE, Georgia
2005-DeMeco Ryans, LB, Alabama
2006-Dante Hughes, DB, Cal
2007-Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
2008-James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
2009-Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
2010-J.J. Watt, DL, Wisconsin
2011-Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
2012-Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame