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Two LSU players on Lott Trophy Watch List

Two LSU players are on the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The Lott Trophy recognizes college football's Defensive Player of the Year.

LSU is the only SEC school with multiple players on the list, with defensive end Sam Montgomery and safety Eric Reid making it. Montgomery, a first-team All-SEC performer last season, ranked sixth in the SEC last season with nine sacks. He finished with 49 total tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss. Reid, a second-team All-SEC performer, tied for the team lead in tackles (76), had two interceptions and defended five passes.

LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey won the award in 2007, and cornerback Patrick Peterson was a finalist in 2010.

The SEC has five players on the Lott Watch list. Here are the other three: