BOISE, Idaho - Junior Ryan Winterswyk has been named to the 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List. The trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year.
Winterswyk (La Habra, Calif.) earned first-team All-WAC honors last season after finishing with 40 tackles, 4.5 sacks for minus-33 yards. He led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss for minus-48 yards and recorded six pass breakups, most among lineman, and two forced fumbles. In addition, the defensive end was named to Phil Steele Publications’ All-WAC second team and was named Boise State’s co-Most Valuable Defensive Player with safety Ellis Powers by vote of teammates.
Named after Hall of Famer Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its sixth year, The Lott Trophy is the only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the award is given to a 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, The IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors comprised of many retired NFL players and Legends Coaches, a distinguished group of former head college coaches.
The winner will be announced at a gala black-tie banquet at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Ca. on December 13th, 2009.
For further information on The Lott Trophy, please visit our website at Lotttrophy.com.
The 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List
Mike Anello, DB, Notre Dame, Sr., 5-10, 170 (Orland Park, Il)
Pat Angerer, LB, Iowa, Sr., 6-1, 232 (Bettendorf, Ia)
Matthew Bauman, LB, BYU, Sr., 6-1, 232 (Salt Lake City)
Patrick Benoist, LB, Vanderbilt, Sr., 6-0, 222 (Southlake, Tx)
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee, So., 5-11, 195 (Fairburn, Ga)
Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas Sta te, Sr., 6-5, 275 (Tupelo, Ms)
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama, Sr., 6-5, 365 (Ft, Myers, Fl)
Reggie Carter, LB, UCLA, Sr., 6-1, 240 (Los Angeles)
Harry Coleman, LB, LSU, Sr., 6-2, 205 (Baldwin, La)
Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State, Sr., 5-11, 188 (Clayton, Oh)
Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia, Jr., 5-11, 228 (Snellville, Ga)
Brian Duncan, LB, Texas Tech, Sr., 6-1, 238 (Baton Rogue, La)
Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan, Sr., 6-2, 270 (Detroit)
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College, Jr., 6-4, 238 (Wayne, Pa)
Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU, Sr., 6-3, 267 (Sugar Land, Tx)
Jeremy Jarmon, DE, Kentucky, Jr., 6-3, 268 (Co llierville, Tn)
Greg Jones, LB, Mi chigan State, Jr., 6-1, 222 (Cincinnati)
Jan Jorgensen, DE, BYU, Jr., 6-3, 260, (Helper, Ut)
Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State, Sr., 6-3, 226 (Fountain Hills, Az.)
Sean Lee, LB, Penn State, Sr. 6-2, 236 (Pittsburgh)
Taylor Mays, S, USC, Jr., 6-4, 225 (Seattle)
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama, Jr., 6-4, 249 (Decatur, Al)
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma, Jr., 6-4, 300 (Oklahoma City)
Bo McNally, S, Stanford, Sr., 6-0, 210 (Salt Lake City)
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech, Jr., 6-4, 270 (Coatsvill e, Pa)
Roddrick Muckelroy, LB, Texas, Sr., 6-2, 235 (Hallsville, Tx)
Mike Nixon, LB, Arizona State, Sr., 6-3, 227 (Phoenix)
Eric Norwood, DE, South Carolina, Jr., 6-0, 258 (Acworth, Ga)
Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke, Sr., 6-6, 300 (Houston)
Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia, Sr., 6-3, 298 (Sunrise, Fl)
Joe Pawelek, LB, Baylor, Sr., 6-2, 240 (San Antonio)
George Selvie, DE, South Florida, Jr., 6-4, 242 (Pensacola, Fl)
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida, Jr., 6-3, 245 (Shelby, NC)
Darrell Stuckey, DB, Kansas, Sr., 6-1, 205 (Kansas City)
Ndamukong Suh, DE, Nebraska,=2 0Sr., 6-4, 300 (Portland, Or)
Syd’Quan Thompson, DB, Cal, Sr., 5-9, 187 (Sacramento)
Alterraun Verner, DB, UCLA, Jr., 5-11, 178 (Carson, Ca)
Ward, T.J., DB, Oregon, Sr., 5-11, 200 (Antoch, Ca.)
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri, Jr., 6-1, 230 (Jasper, Tx)
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State, Sr., 6-4, 258 (La Habra, Ca.)
Reed Williams, LB, Sr., West Virginia, 6-1, 228 (Moorefieild, WVa.)
Corey Wootton, DE, Sr., Northwestern, 6-7, 270 (Rutherford, N.J.)