The Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for 2013 has been announced and the Pac-12 is well-represented. Of the 42 players on the watch list, 11 hail from the Pac-12 with a wide range of players from all levels of defense.
The award, named in honor of USC and San Francisco 49ers great Ronnie Lott, goes to the country's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year (IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity) and, per its website "is unique because it represents the first trophy to give equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance from a defensive college player and is the first national college football award based on the West Coast."
Here are the Pac-12 players on the watch list:
Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford
Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Scott Crichton, DL, Oregon State
Alden Darby, DB, Arizona State
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
Jake Fischer, LB, Arizona
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Devon Kennard, DL, USC
Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
John Timu, LB, Washington
The lone winner of the award from the conference was Cal's Dante Hughes, who won in 2006.