Miami senior defensive lineman Allen Bailey has been nominated for the Lott Trophy, which is presented to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, as announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation on Thursday.
Bailey led the Canes with seven sacks last season and through three games this year, ranks sixth in tackles (12) and tied for third in tackles for a loss (3.0) on the UM defense.
Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors and distinguished alumni of various schools around the nation. The winner receives $25,000 for his school’s general scholarship fund. Three runner-ups each receive $5,000.
The following ACC players were already on the list:
Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech
John Graves, Virginia Tech
Mark Herzlich, Boston College
Robert Quinn, North Carolina
Deunta Williams, North Carolina
Alex Wujciak, Maryland