Sept. 12, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his outstanding play in Stanford’s 44-14 win at Duke last Saturday.
Skov led the Cardinal with 11 tackles, including 1.5 sacks and one other tackle for loss along with a pass breakup.
In recognition of his performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to Stanford’s general scholarship fund.
Skov is one of two Stanford players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, along with senior Delano Howell.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the 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 and the Legends Coaches which is a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $850,000 to various charities throughout the country. The eighth annual Lott Trophy dinner will be held Dec.r 11th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottTrophy.com.