Isaiah Simmons named Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist
|Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:50 PM-|
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced Friday that Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons has been named one of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented annually to the nation's top defensive player who embodies the characteristics of Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Simmons' selection marks the second straight season in which Clemson has produced a finalist for the award, as defensive tackle Christian Wilkins was named a finalist in 2018.
The 2019 finalists are:
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
Evan Weaver, LB, Cal
The entire award show will be live-streamed beginning at 10 p.m. (Eastern time) on Dec. 15.
ISAIAH SIMMONS, Clemson (12-0), LB, Jr.: Mid-Season All-American… Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week… Leads team with 84 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 18 QB hurries, 6 passes broken up, an interception and a fumble recovery… Led National Champions with 97 tackles last season.
Rated No. 8 on USA Today Heisman Watch… Two-time state long jump champion… Sports Communication major.
“Isaiah embodies joy. He is unbelievably committed to being great and that commitment extends to being a great teammate and great citizen,” – Dabo Swinney, Head Coach, Clemson
“Throughout his student-athlete career at Clemson, Isaiah has prioritized community and campus involvement through participation in several service projects and activities. I have found him to be hardworking and engaging.” Jeff Davis, Associate Athletic Director, Clemson
2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy Players of the Week
Week One – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Week Two – Evan Weaver, Cal
Week Three – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
Week Four – Evan Weaver, Cal/Joe Bachie, Michigan State
Week Five – David Woodward, Utah State
Week Six – Jordan Fuller, Ohio State
Week Seven – Chris Orr, Wisconsin
Week Eight – Evan Weaver, Cal
Week Nine – Shaquille Quarterman, Miami
Week Ten – Cole Christiansen, Army
Week Eleven – Rashard Lawrence, LSU
Week Twelve – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Week Thirteen – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Week Fourteen – Derrick Brown, Auburn