College football has several awards that they hand out at the end of the year, and you know the season is inching closer when the watch lists for these awards begin to release.
The first watch list to come out is for the Lott Trophy. It goes to the defensive player that has the biggest impact on and off the field. So not only does this player have to be a beast on the defensive side of the ball, but he has to do well in the classroom and community service wouldn't hurt either.
It's often known as at IMPACT Trophy, which stands for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
So as we continue to wait for more of the watch lists to be released, here is a breakdown of the candidates for the award and the top 10 favorites.