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Josh Allen Named Winner of Lott IMPACT Trophy

Josh Allen

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Kentucky’s Josh Allen has been named the winner of the 2018 Lott IMPACT Trophy during an awards ceremony at Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California Sunday night.


IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity.


Allen, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound linebacker, was named the Lott Trophy Player of the Week three times during the regular season, the first player to win POW three times since Manti Te’o of Notre Dame in 2012.



As a senior, Allen led the SEC with 14 quarterback sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles to help lead the Wildcats to a 9-3 regular season record and berth in the Citrus Bowl. Additionally, Allen broke the Kentucky single season (14) and career (28.5) record for sacks.


In addition to the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Allen was named a consensus first team All-American, All-SEC by the AP and league coaches, SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the AP and league coaches, winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award, and winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.


The University of Kentucky will receive $25,000 for the school’s general scholarship fund.


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