Adams named Lott IMPACT quarterfinalist
LSU junior safety Jamal Adams was named as one of 19 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced.
The 19 players represent the best college defensive players in the nation who make the biggest IMPACT on their team both on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Adams is one of five players from the Southeastern Conference to earn a spot after the first round of cuts, as the Lott Trophy adds to the preseason watch lists the Texas native found himself on during the preseason—including the Thorpe, Nagurski and Bednarik.
Currently third on the team with 50 total tackles, Adams has started all seven games for the Tigers in his junior season, earning 25 assisted and unassisted so far this year. He has 2.5 tackles for loss and three pass breakups, forcing and recovering a fumble as well against Southern Miss. He’s earned double-digit tackles in two of the last four games, including having a career-best 13 on the road at Auburn.
Adams has started 21 games in three seasons at LSU, while playing in 32 total contests as before the season he was named to the preseason All-SEC Second Team by the coaches and media.
Semi-finalists will be announced Nov. 9, and four finalists will be announced Nov. 30. The four finalists will attend the Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards Banquet Dec. 11, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach where the winner will be announced by Ronnie Lott. The winner of the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy will be announced live on FOX Sports on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. PST.