BOISE, Idaho - Jeron Johnson, senior safety on the Boise State University football team, has been named a quarter-finalist for the 2010 Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Named after hall of famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott award is presented annually to college football's defensive IMPACT player of the year. The award is the first, and only, college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
The award is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Johnson currently leads Boise State in total tackles for the third straight season. He has 33, including 15 unassisted along with one tackle for loss. He was Boise State's leading tackler in Bronco victories this year over then No. 10 ranked Virginia Tech and No. 24 Oregon State.
Johnson, who attended Dominguez High School in Compton, California, has made 276 career tackles, 12 tackles for loss and broken up 20 passes.
A total of 23 collegiate players were named to the quarter-finalist list, but only five were defensive backs. The only other player from the Western Athletic Conference named to the list was Nevada defensive end Dontay Moch.
Semi-finalists will be announced on Nov. 3 (Wednesday) and the four finalists on Nov. 24 (Wednesday).
Johnson and the rest of the Broncos are back in action this Tuesday (Oct. 26) when they host Louisiana Tech in a WAC contest. Kickoff is currently set for 6:00 p.m. at Bronco Stadium.