NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Maryland senior linebacker Cole Farrand has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy was established by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation to honor college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year.
The award is unique because it represents the first trophy to give equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance from a defensive college player and is the first national college football award based on the west coast.
An honorable mention All-ACC selection by the league’s media and coaches, Farrand averaged 7.6 tackles per game in 2013, which ranked 11th in the ACC. A two-time Academic All-ACC selection as well, Farrand appeared in 11 games a season ago and finished second on team with 84 total tackles.
Against Clemson, Farrand finished with a career-high 23 tackles, which tied for the most tackles in a single game in FBS last season. His tackle total also ranked as the most by a Maryland player since 1990.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy was named in honor of Ronnie Lott – a two time All-American for USC and College Football Hall of Fame inductee. Ronnie Lott went on to win four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers, 10 trips to the Pro Bowl and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Always known as a fierce competitor, he was a leader who had IMPACT both on and off the field.
For more information, visit lottimpacttrophy.org.