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Surprise, Surprise, Josh Allen is a Lott Trophy Semifinalist

Can you believe it?  Josh Allen is poised to win another award.  What a shocker.

Last night the Lott Impact Trophy narrowed their list of semifinalists to eight and Allen made the cut.  Kentucky’s pass-rusher is the odds-on favorite to win the award on December 9. He’s already won the Lott Impact Trophy Player of the Week three times, the most since Manti Te’o won the season-long award in 2012.

The other seven semifinalists are:

  • Zach Allen, DL, Boston College
  • Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington
  • Joe Dineen Jr., LB, Kansas
  • Chase Hansen, LB, Utah
  • Ben Humphreys, LB, Duke
  • Jordan Kunaszyk, LB, Cal
  • Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemson

Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the award is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.  The winner’s school will receive a $25,000 donation to the general scholarship fund.

For those keeping track at home, Allen’s short list of award nominations is not exactly a short list.

  • Nagurski Finalist
  • Bednarik Finalist
  • Butkus Finalist
  • Walter Camp Semifinalist
  • Lott Semifinalist


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Surprise, Surprise, Josh Allen is a Lott Trophy Semifinalist

  1. zoupman
    12:17 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    General scholarship fund? Is that code for black hole? I’ve never heard of any student getting money from these type things. Josh deserves any award he gets, but don’t hold your breathe thinking any money will go towards a student. #jimramsey

    • herm89
      12:01 am November 23, 2018 Permalink

      You’ve never heard of a student getting scholarship money? Weird.

  2. clarks
    1:28 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    so proud of him what a class act player and father.

  3. Booher
    4:20 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Money should go to him

  4. bigblue98
    6:39 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Hope people realize just how special a player Josh is. Although different sports, he and Anthony Davis are in the same air. They have the ability to change a game by themselves. Even though there are far more important things to be thankful for, I am thankful that he came back for another year. It has been a privilege to watch this young man lead our team. Some NFL team is going to be extremely lucky next year!

    • JASUN74
      7:14 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Yes sir bigblue98,!!! It’s absolutely been one of the greatest joys to watch this young mans career. He’s been nothing but a class act, on and off the field. Going to be a very hard job to fill this guys shoes. I’m not sure we will see a guy like him in Lexington for a long time , but this coaching staff can sure develop and we have a good looking bunch of kids coming up. They sure have a great role model to try to live up to. Thanks.