NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the collegiate defensive player having the biggest influence on his team. The other finalists were Chris Borland of Wisconsin, Devon Kennard of Southern California and James Morris of Iowa.
Barr, the first Bruin to win the 10th annual award, led UCLA with 20 tackles for losses. He also had 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumbles recoveries and 62 total tackles. The award is named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott and goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership. UCLA will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott was the speaker at Sunday night’s banquet at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Manti Te’o of Notre Dame won last year.