Tremaine Edmunds named Lott Impact Trophy quarterfinalist

BLACKSBURG – Junior LB Tremaine Edmunds has been named a Lott Impact Trophy quarterfinalist. Edmunds leads the Hokies and ranks eighth in the ACC in total tackles (50). He is tied for first in the ACC in forced fumbles (2) and also has 4.5 TFL, plus 1.5 sacks. The Danville, Virginia native is contention for this prestigious award for the first time.

IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Named after College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy was founded in 2004. It is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career. There are nine linebackers on the list, six defensive linemen and five defensive backs. Virginia and Penn State are the only schools with two players represented.

Semi-finalists will be announced Nov. 8 and four finalists will be announced Nov. 28. The finalists will attend the Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards Banquet Dec. 10 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach where the winner will be announced by Ronnie Lott. Each of the schools of the finalists will receive $5,000 for their general scholarship fund while the school of the winner will receive $25,000.

Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $1.4 million to various charities throughout the country.

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