April 17, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior defensive back Jordan Lomax is one of 42 players named to the 2015 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The announcement was made Friday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the annual award.
The winner will be announced at the 12th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Banquet, Dec. 13 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. The university of the winner will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund, while each of the other finalists will receive $5,000 for their schools’ general scholarship fund. Iowa linebacker James Morris was a finalist for the award in 2013.
The Watch List of candidates for the 2015 award includes 10 defensive linemen, 16 linebackers and 16 defensive backs. Lomax is one of 10 players from the Big Ten Conference on the Watch List. For more information on The Lott Trophy, visit: www.LottImpactTrophy.org.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1 million to various charities throughout the country.
Lomax (5-foot-10, 205 pounds) is a senior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from league coaches a year ago after recording 92 tackles. He started 12 games and played in all 13 contests. He led the Hawkeyes with six pass break-ups, while also collecting one interception and a forced fumble. He earned the team Hustle Award for both defense and special teams in 2014.
The graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School earned academic All-Big Ten honors each of the past two seasons. The economics major was named a Capital One District 6 Academic All-American a year ago and is a member of the UI’s Dean’s List. Lomax carries a 3.52 grade point average and has been a member of Iowa’s Leadership Group for the past two seasons.
Iowa will conclude spring practice with a final practice session on Saturday, April 15 in Kinnick Stadium. The open practice will begin at 1 p.m., with gates at Kinnick Stadium opening at noon.