Adoree’ Jackson Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

USC Trojans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (2) College Football game action during the National Funding Holiday Bowl between the USC Trojans vs Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday Dec 30th, 2015. (Photo by Jevone Moore/fi360 News)

Lott IMPACT Trophy

Honoring College Football’s Defensive Best in Character and Performance

Presented by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation



(Oct. 11, 2016)


NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – USC’s all-purpose star Adoree’ Jackson has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.

The 5-11, 185-pound junior made numerous big plays in the Trojans’ 21-17 win over Colorado Saturday.  Jackson had a dynamic 47-yard punt return, a 38-yard kick return, six tackles and a highlight-reel interception in the win.

In recognition of Jackson’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at USC.

Wrote Alex Kirshner of SB Nation on Jackson’s interception. “Jackson does a midair banana split, basically, and somehow manages to tap his right foot in bounds without either destroying a ligament or losing the ball. It’s an incredible feat of flexibility and coordination.”

Jackson leads the nation in punt returns with an 18.7 yard average and is 8th in the nation in kick returns with 31.7 yard average.


Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Watch List:

Ben Boulware, LB, Clemson – Led Tigers with 9 tackles and forced a fumble in 56-10 win over Boston College.

Josh Carraway, DE, TCU — Recorded three sacks (4 tackles for losses) and eight total tackles in win over Kansas, 24-23.

Kevin Davis, LB, Colorado State – Had 7 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry in win over Utah State, 31-24.

Dylan Haines, S, Texas – Had two interceptions (for 38 yards) and two tackles in loss to Oklahoma, 45-40.

Andrew King, LB, Army – Had a game high 15 tackles, one sack and recovered a fumble in loss to Duke, 13-6.

Desmond King, S, Iowa – Returned seven punts for 59 yards, two kickoffs for 48 yards, had a tackle for loss and broke up a pass in 14-7 win over Minnesota.

Jabrill Peppers, LB, Michigan – Scored two rushing touchdowns (7, 4 yards), set up another with a 63-yard run from scrimmage, added two tackles and one quarterback hurry in 78-0 win over Rutgers.

Weston Steelhammer, S, Air Force – Had team high 11 tackles with one sack and broke up one pass in loss to Wyoming, 35-26

Player of the Week Winners, 2016

Week One – Jack Cichy, Wisconsin

Week Two – Calvin Munson, San Diego State

Week Three – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

Week Four – Laiu Moeakiola, Arizona State

Week Five – Ben Boulware, Clemson

Week Six – Adoree’ Jackson, USC

Previous Winners of the Lott IMPACT Trophy

2004 – David Pollack, Georgia

2005 – DeMeco Ryans, Alabama

2006 – Dante Hughes, Cal

2007 – Glenn Dorsey, LSU

2008 – James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

2009 – Jerry Hughes, TCU

2010 – J.J. Watt, Wisconsin

2011-  Luke Kuechly, Boston College

2012 – Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

2013 – Anthony Barr, UCLA

2014 – Eric Kendricks, UCLA

2015 – Carl Nassib, Penn State


Named after College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT 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 a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.2 million to various charities throughout the country. The 13th annual Lott Trophy dinner will be held Dec. 11th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: