BOISE, Idaho - Boise State senior safety Jeron Johnson recently received another piece of individual recognition for his success both on and off the field as he was featured on the cover of the August edition of the Lott Trophy Award newsletter. In the newsletter, Johnson is profiled in a short article about his journey from Compton, Calif. to Boise.
Johnson was one of 41 players selected to the Lott Trophy watch list in late April, highlighting him as one of the top returning defensive players in the country. The Lott Trophy, which is named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year annually. The winner is selected on the following characteristics: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
The Lott Trophy Award winner is voted on by selected members of the national media, previous finalists, members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Director and distinguished alumni of various schools around the nation. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala in December.
Johnson is coming off back-to-back second-team All-Western Athletic Conference seasons in which he led the Broncos in tackles both years. As a junior, he recorded 91 tackles, six pass breakups, four interceptions and 1.5 tackles for loss. Through three seasons with Boise State Johnson has tallied 243 tackles and seven interceptions.