Stanford Cardinal DE Thomas Booker was named to the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List this weekend,
The Lott IMPACT Trophy is given annually to the defensive college football player who causes the most IMPACT, an acronym standing for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
It is given annually by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and was first given out in 2004.
No Stanford player has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy before but since 2004, three Pac-12 players have won the award including back-to-back UCLA winners in 2013-2014.
Booker’s resume stands tall:
All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2019)
Pacific Takes Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2018)
Jimmy Rogers, Jr. Most Valuable Lineman of Sun Bowl (2018)
247 Sports True Freshman All-America Team (2018)
Pacific Takes Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
78 career tackles including 12.5 tackles for loss
7.5 career sacks for a total of negative 70 yards
The IMPACT Foundation also announced changes to the award ceremony for this season, noting that they have a new date for the trophy ceremony on February 21, 2021. The number of finalists will also increase from four to six and will consist of a player from each of the Power-5 conferences and one at-large candidate.
The winners will be announced on February 21, at an event emceed by Joel Klatt and the winner will receive a $25,000 general scholarship fund for his school.