With the college football season inching closer, watch lists for some of the most prestigious awards are beginning to leak to the public. The most recent watch list that has been announced is for one of the more underrated awards, the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
IMPACT stands for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity. The trophy is given to a defensive player who strives for excellence on and off the field. These guys lead their football teams, perform well in the classroom and give back to their communities.
All 42 players who made the list should be honored, but here are some of the candidates who stand the best shot to win this award.