Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity: Introducing the Lott Impact Trophy Semi-Finalists
The Lott Impact Trophy is awarded to college football’s best in character and performance.
The Lott Impact Trophy is awarded to college football’s best in character and performance. The award is unique because it represents the first college football award 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.
The Lott Impact Trophy recognizes “College Football’s Defensive Best in Character and Performance,” and is awarded to the player that best reflects the character qualities of Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
All Star’s Helping Kids’ founder, Ronnie Lott, is passionate about athletes helping the community around them. A philanthropist himself, Lott is dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of athletes are all stars on and off the field.
The Lott Impact award highlights performance and community achievements across the United States. All Stars Helping Kids recognizes these defensive athletes for their philanthropic accomplishments.
See how a few of the semi-finalists are making an IMPACT:
Malik Jefferson, DE, Texas
Malik Jefferson is a junior linebacker for the University of Texas Longhorns. He is dedicated to serving his community and does so by partnering with Dell Children’s in Austin. Jefferson is a mentor and inspires others to dream big. His life philosophy is centered around reliability and building meaningful and authentic relationships. Jefferson just recently decided to leave his social media accounts behind to focus on his teammates and becoming a better leader on and off the field.
Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
Josey Jewell is a senior linebacker for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. He is an active participant in team visits to children’s hospitals and other community service efforts. Jewell defines integrity as valuing honesty and going above and beyond the call of the duty. His goal is to have a positive impact in and out of his community.
Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia
Senior linebacker for the University of Virginia Cavaliers, Micah Kiser, majors in foreign affairs and holds one of the highest GPAs on his team. Kiser gives back to his community by visiting hospitals and being an active participant in local Boys and Girls Clubs. He believes that it is vital to invest in kids by bringing them to practice and building long-lasting relationships with them. He prides himself on his blue-collar work ethic and learning heart.
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB, Oklahoma
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Obo, is a senior linebacker for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. He believes in using the platform he has been given to have a positive impact on kids. He especially wants to have an impact on his hometown community near Houston. He sets tangible goals for himself in football, academics, and community service. Because Obo’s family is from Nigeria, he has become invested in being a role model for Nigerian kids who want to play American football.
Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford
Harrison Phillips is a defensive linemen for Stanford University. He is passionate about helping Bay Area youth and serves on the board of the Playmakers, a non-profit that helps tutor inner-city elementary students in math and reading. He is also building a curriculum that educates high school football players on safety and concussions. Harrison also serves as the president of Stanford Fellowship of Christian Athletes.(playmakers.org)
Drue Tranquill, S, Notre Dame
Drue Tranquill is a safety at the University of Notre Dame. He is a mentor for the core leadership team at Lifeworks Ministry and an athlete ambassador for Dream Teams, an organization that connects college athletes with inner-city students. Tranquill is currently a mechanical engineering major was recently named an Academic All American.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
Minka Fitzpatrick is a defensive back at the University of Alabama. In his free time he is inspiring kids at local schools and helping community programs around town. This past May he helped the Cops and Scholars Program raise over 1500 LBS of food in just 1.5 hours! (twitter.com)
Pssst … We have an Awesome Giveaway!
We are excited to announce our 2017 Ronnie Lott Prize Pack Giveaway presented by the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Ronnie Lott’s charity, All Stars Helping Kids. Entry is easy and takes less than 30 seconds. To enter, simply click the image below and follow the step-by-step instructions.
The Ronnie Lott Prize Pack includes:
One (1) Signed Ronnie Lott Framed Jersey
One (1) Football Signed by the Four 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy
One (1) Personalized Social Media Video Shout-Out from Ronnie Lott
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