Jordan Fuller Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist

Jordan Fuller was named a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

The award recognizes the player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala on Dec. 15 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Foundation will donate $25,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winners’ university and $5,000 to each of three runner-up schools.

Fuller, who led the team in solo tackles in both 2017 and 2018, leads the 2019 Buckeyes with 32 stops (23 solo). The senior second-year captain also snagged two interceptions and broke up one pass through six games.

In Ohio State’s 34-10 victory against Michigan State, Fuller led the team with seven tackles (five solo) and picked off a pass that he returned for a touchdown before it was called back for a questionable illegal blindside block penalty.

The Old Tappan, N.J., native earned Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week honors for his performance, and kudos from Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott, himself.

Fuller also stars in the classroom, earning first-team Academic All-American in 2018, Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar and multiple Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete awards. He is set to graduate in December with a degree in business marketing.

Voting for the quarterfinalists was done by members of the board of directors, former coaches and players as well as journalists.

In the 16 years of the award, five Big Ten players have earned the Lott IMPACT Trophy, including one from Ohio State. James Laurinaitis won the prestigious honor in 2016.

2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarter-Finalists:

Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

Mohamed Barry, LB, Nebraska

Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State

Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Myles Bryant, DB, Washington

Cole Christiansen, LB, Army

Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Jordan Fuller, DB, Ohio State

Cale Garrett, LB, Missouri

Yetur Gross-Matos, DL, Penn State

Khaleke Hudson, LB/S, Michigan

Brandon Jones, DB, Texas

Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Chris Orr, LB, Wisconsin

Colin Schooler, LB, Arizona

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Curtis Weaver, DL, Boise State

Evan Weaver, LB, Cal

David Woodward, LB, Utah State


2019 Lott IMPACT Trophy Players of the Week:

Week One – Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

Week Two – Evan Weaver, Cal

Week Three – Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Week Four – Evan Weaver, Cal | Joe Bachie, Michigan State

Week Five – David Woodward, Utah State

Week Six – Jordan Fuller, Ohio State


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

2016 – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

2017 – Josey Jewell, Iowa

2018 – Josh Allen, Kentucky

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