Northwestern LB Paddy Fisher named one of six finalists for Lott IMPACT Trophy
Announced by the school on Tuesday, Northwestern Wildcats redshirt senior linebacker Paddy Fisher is one of the finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
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First awarded in 2004 and named in honor of USC Trojan and College Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the honor aims to recognize the athletic excellence of its recipient, as well as their personal character.
IMPACT is an acronym for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community, and tenacity.
The six finalists represent each of the Power Five conferences, plus one at-large nominee.
Joining Fisher as finalists are USC junior safety Talanoa Hufanga, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers redshirt senior defensive end Tarron Jackson, Texas Longhorns junior outside linebacker Joseph Ossai, Notre Dame Fighting Irish redshirt junior outside linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and Alabama Crimson Tide junior cornerback Patrick Surtain II.
Throughout his Wildcat career, Fisher, a product of Katy (Texas) High School, racked up 401 tackles (24.5 for loss), 10 forced fumbles, four interceptions, two sacks, and a fumble recovery.
The winner of the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy will be announced on Sunday, February 21.
Auburn Tigers defensive tackle Derrick Brown took home the award in 2019, with Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Josey Jewell being the last Big Ten student-athlete to receive the honor, doing so in 2017.