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Wayne Lyons (2) and Jordan Richards (8) are Lott IMPACT nominees
Lott IMPACT Nominees
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/14/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Rising seniors Jordan Richards and Wayne Lyons have been named nominees for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, as announced Wednesday by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

The Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college football defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field.

The Pac-12 leads all conferences with a dozen nominees, as Richards and Lyons are two of the 14 defensive backs on the list.

Stanford’s Ed Reynolds was a semifinalist for award in 2013.

“We continually strive to honor those young men who embrace the characteristics of Ronnie Lott and everything he stands for,” said John Hamilton, Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation chairman of the board. “Once again, we have a group of student-athletes who we believe live up to those very high standards and we look forward to watching them grow their already impressive resumes this fall.”

Richards, a strong safety and Capital One Academic All-America second team honoree during his junior campaign, made 69 tackles in 14 games last season. Richards added three interceptions and three pass breakups.

Lyons made 69 tackles from his cornerback position as a junior, also adding two interceptions and two pass breakups in 14 games. Both interceptions came in the fourth quarter to seal a home win over Notre Dame.

The winner will be announced at the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Banquet Dec. 14 at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.

2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
Geoffrey Bacon, DB, Army
Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
Kelby Brown, LB, Duke
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Sam Carter, S, TCU
Henry Coley, LB, Virginia
Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Corey Cooper, S, Nebraska
Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
Michael Doctor, LB, Oregon State
Alvin “Bud” Dupree, DE, Kentucky
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
Collin Ellis, LB, Northwestern
Cole Farrand, LB, Maryland
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Vernon Hargreaves, DB, Florida
David Helton, LB, Duke
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee
Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Hau’oli Kikaha, DE, Washington
Ben Kline, LB, Penn State
Cameron Lynch, LB, Syracuse
Wayne Lyons, CB, Stanford
Jaylen Milles, CB, LSU
Jonathon Mincy, CB, Auburn
Ryan Mueller, DE, Kansas State
Cory Morrissey, DE, Iowa State
Hayes Pullard, LB, USC
Cedric Reed, DE, Texas
Jordan Richards, S, Stanford
Deterrian Shackleford, LB, Ole Miss
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
Derron Smith, S, Fresno State
Haylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma
Jared Tevis, S, Arizona
Leonard Williams, DT, USC
Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia


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