Northwestern LB named winner of Lott IMPACT Trophy
The Lott IMPACT Trophy has been awarded to a B1G player for the fourth time in six seasons.
Over the weekend, Northwestern linebacker Paddy Fisher was named the winner of the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy. The honor is presented to “college football’s defensive best in character and performance.” It is also awarded to the player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team, which stands for “Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.”
Fisher was the B1G Linebacker of the Year during the 2020 season and was part of a Northwestern squad that finished with a 7-2 record and earned its second B1G West title in three years.
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Fisher concluded his career with the Wildcats by piling up 86 tackles, 4.5 for loss, 2 pass break-ups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. He was an All-B1G selection for the third time in his career.
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will award a $25,000 check to Northwestern’s general scholarship fund to honor Fisher’s accomplishment.
The B1G has now claimed the honor four times in the past six seasons. In addition to Fisher, Iowa’s Josey Jewell (2017), Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers (2016) and Penn State’s Carl Nassib (2015) have also been presented with the honor.