BOISE, Idaho - Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson earned his way onto yet another postseason award watch list, Thursday (Oct. 1), as he was nominated for the 2009 Lott Trophy sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
The Lott Trophy, which is named in honor of college football hall of fame member Ronnie Lott, recognizes college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. In its’ sixth year of existence, the Lott Trophy takes into account integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity. The award is voted on by select members of the national media, previous finalists, the IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Advisors and a distinguished group of former college head coaches.
Wilson (5-10, 186), a senior from Piscataway, N.J., is a team captain who has started 35 consecutive games for the Broncos. This season Wilson has recorded 13 tackles (11 unassisted) in four games. He is also an honor student who maintained a 4.0 grade point average last spring and is set to graduate in December.
Wilson has been named to four different watch lists so far this season. During fall camp he was also nominated for the Bronco Nagurski Award, Chuck Bednarik Award and Jim Thorpe Award. Following an All-Western Athletic Conference season in 2008, Wilson was also honored as a Playboy Preseason All-American, joining Ryan Clady as only the second player in school history to earn the distinction.