The Lott IMPACT Trophy list broke the ice on awards list season and put six Big 12 talents on its 2012 Watch List. Each year, the award is given to the defensive player with the biggest "IMPACT" on his team, on and off the field.
The acronym stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State
Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State
Brodrick Brown, CB, Oklahoma State
Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
No Big 12 player has ever won the award, but TCU's Jerry Hughes won the award in 2009.
Boston College's Luke Kuechly won the award in 2011, when Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho was a finalist for the award.