Finalists named for Lott Trophy
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Georgia's Jarvis Jones, Manti Te'o of Notre Dame, Stanford's Chase Thomas and Arthur Brown of Kansas State are the finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to the collegiate defensive player having the biggest impact on his team.
The winner of the award named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott will be announced on Dec. 9.
Each of the finalists was recommended by their schools for their strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership. The winner's school will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.
Luke Kuechly of Boston College was last year's winner.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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