NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Clemson Linebacker Spencer Shuey has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-3, 240-pound Shuey from Charlotte, North Carolina had 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in a 26-14 win over North Carolina State. The victory kept the No. 3 ranked Tigers undefeated at 3-0.
In recognition of Shuey’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Clemson.
Shuey is a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member who has graduated with a degree in management. He didn’t become a starter until mid-way through his third season (2012) at Clemson. “He’s willed himself into the player he is now,” says defensive coordinator Brent Venables. “I’ve never had to ask him to do something twice.”
Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:
Scott Crichton (Oregon State, DT): Had 2.5 tackles for losses, four total tackles in win over San Diego State, 34-30.
Bryce Hager (Baylor, LB): His eight tackles led team in win over Louisiana Monroe, 70-7.
Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas, DE): Had two sacks, two quarterback hurries and five total tackles in win over Kansas State, 31-21.
C.J. Moseley (Alabama, LB): Led Tide with 9 tackles (1.5 for losses) and had two quarterback hurries in win over Colorado State, 31-6.
Derron Smith (Fresno State, DB): Had an interception, a tackle for loss, broke up a pass and had six tackles in win over Boise State, 41-40.
Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame, DE): Had 6 tackles, one sack and a quarterback hurry in 17-13 win over Michigan State, holding the Spartans to 254 yards in total offense.