Jewell Named Lott IMPACT Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy national Player of the Week. The announcement was made Monday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, which is responsible for honoring the nation’s best defensive IMPACT player at the end of the season.
Jewell recorded 13 tackles, two sacks, and three pass break-ups against Purdue last weekend. Jewell has 117 tackles this season, nine shy of matching his single-season career high.  Jewell ranks third in the nation in tackles per game (11.7) and fourth in total tackles, as he missed one game due to injury.
34211Jewell is the third Hawkeye in program history to have three seasons with at least 115 tackles (Larry Station 83, 84, 85; Abdul Hodge 03, 04, 05). Jewell has led the team in tackles in each of the last two seasons (126 in 2015, 124 in 2016).
Jewell has 418 career tackles, fifth all-time in program history. He needs 17 stops to tie Brad Quast for fourth all-time (435).
The native of Decorah, Iowa, is one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, and is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.  Jewell is a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and was a semifinalist for the Bednarik and Butkus Awards. 
Jewell was previously named the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Bednarik Award national and Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 24-3 win over Wyoming (14 tackles).
Jewell was named Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Week, Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week, Bednarik Award, and College Sports Madness Defensive Player of the Week following his performance vs. No. 4 Penn State (16 tackles).
Jewell was named midseason first team All-American by five media outlets, including Associated Press,,, Sporting News, and The All-American.
Finalists for the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy will be named on Nov. 28, with the winner announced Dec. 10 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach by Ronnie Lott. Each finalist will receive $5,000 for the university’s general scholarship fund, with the winner earning $25,000 for the general scholarship fund. Former Iowa linebacker James Morris was a finalist for the award in 2013, while former defensive back Desmond King was a semifinalist in 2016.
The Hawkeyes (6-5, 3-5) conclude the regular season at Nebraska (4-7, 3-5) on Friday (3:05 p.m., FS1).