NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Stanford safety Ed Reynolds has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
The 6-2, 206-pound senior from Orange Park, Florida was had a team high 12 tackles and one interception in Stanford’s 34-13 victory over San Jose State.
In recognition of Reynolds’ performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Stanford.
“He (Reynolds) is one of the best safeties in the nation,” said Stanford Coach David Shaw. “He’s proven that. We count on him to be smart and be a good communicator.”
Reynolds led the Pac-12 with six interceptions last season and is on all pre-season All-American teams.
Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:
Ibraheim Campbell (Northwestern, S): Had an interception and six tackles in win over Syracuse, 48-27.
Steele DiVitto (Boston College, LB): Recorded 10 tackles and was credited with breaking up one pass in win over Wake Forest, 24-10.
Jake Fischer (Arizona LB): Had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in 58-13 win over UNLV.
Bryce Hager (Baylor, LB): Returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown and had a pair of tackles in 70-13 rout of Buffalo.
Jack Tyler (Virginia Tech, LB): Led team with 11 tackles and had a quarterback hurry in 45-3 win over West Carolina.
Kyle Van Noy (BYU, LB): Had four quarterback hurries, 8 tackles and a sack in win over Texas, 40-21.
Ty Zimmerman (Kansas State, S): Returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown and had four tackles in win over Louisiana Lafayette, 48-27.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits 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, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1 million to various charities throughout the country. The 10th annual Lott Trophy dinner will be held Dec. 8th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org.