Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell has been named the winner of the Jack Lambert Award, presented to the best linebacker in college football. The award was announced Monday by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.
Jewell finished the season as the B1G’s leading tackler, recording 125 stops in his senior campaign. He also recorded 13.5 tackles for loss, 11 pass break-ups and two interceptions this season.
From Iowa sports info: University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Lambert Award as the best linebacker in the nation. The award was announced Monday by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.
— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) November 27, 2017
The Jack Lambert Award was named in honor of the former Pittsburgh Steeler, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lambert was also a four-time Super Bowl champion.
Jewell’s 125 tackles ranked seventh-most nationally and the 13.5 stops for loss ranked in the top 50. He recorded double-digit tackles in eight of 11 games this season and had 16 stops in back-to-back weeks against Penn State and Michigan State.
For his career, Jewell racked up 425 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and six interceptions.
The Jack Lambert Award will be presented during the 63rd Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards on Saturday, Feb. 17.