Shackelford Makes Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

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Deterrian Shackelford has been as much a leader in the community as he has been on the gridiron. (photo by Joshua McCoy)

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Deterrian Shackelford has been as much a leader in the community as he has been on the gridiron. (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 15, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Ole Miss’ Deterrian Shackelford has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy, announced Wednesday at a luncheon at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

Shackelford is one of 42 student-athletes from 36 different colleges around the country on the watch list who have made the biggest IMPACT on their teams both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

A vocal team leader, Shackelford is returning to Ole Miss in 2014 for a sixth year of eligibility. He made his return to the field last season after missing the previous two years with knee injuries, racking up 44 tackles with 7.5 TFLs and two sacks. He played linebacker and defensive end last season and sits atop the depth chart at Mike linebacker entering the fall. He is the first ever two-time winner of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and will wear No. 38 on the field this year in Mullins’ honor.

A native of Decatur, Alabama, Shackelford graduated in three years with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English and then completed a master’s degree in higher education this month. He is a five-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was a semifinalist for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

Shackelford has also been active in community activities such as Relay for Life, the Oxford Food Pantry, Reading with the Rebels and a dunking booth that raised funds for cancer patients. He has spent his last two spring breaks on mission trips to Panama and Haiti and his 2011 summer as a pre-college program counselor at Ole Miss.

Voting for the award is held throughout the season by a National Voter Panel of former college coaches and players, select members of the media, past winners of the award and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the sponsors of the award.

There are 18 linebackers, 13 defensive backs and 11 defensive linemen on the list.

Last year’s winner Anthony Barr recently became the sxith winner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy to be selected in the first round of the annual NFL Draft. Previous winners also taken in the first round were David Pollack in 2004, Glenn Dorsey in 2007, Jerry Hughes in 2009, J.J. Watt in 2010 and Luke Kuechly in 2011.

The 11th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Black-Tie Awards Banquet will be Dec. 14 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

Lott IMPACT Trophy 2014 Watch List
Geoffrey Bacon, LB, Army
Vic Beasley, DL, Clemson
Michael Bennett, DL, Ohio State
Kelby Brown, LB, Duke
Shilique Calhoun, DL, Michigan State
Sam Carter, DB, TCU
Henry Coley, LB, Virginia
Landon Collins, DB, Alabama
Corey Cooper, DB, Nebraska
Ronald Darby, DB, Florida State
Michael Doctor, LB, Oregon State
Alvin Dupree, DL, Kentucky
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, DB, Oregon
Collin Ellis, LB, Northwestern
Cole Farrand, LB, Maryland
Randy Gregory, DL, Nebraska
Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor
Vernon Hargreaves, DB, Florida
David Helton, LB, Duke
Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee
Karl Joseph, DB, West Virginia
Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Hau’oli Kikaha, DL, Washington
Ben Kline, LB, Penn State
Cameron Lynch, LB, Syracuse
Wayne Lyons, DB, Stanford
Jalen Mills, DB, LSU
Jonathon Mincy, DB, Auburn
Ryan Mueller, DL, Kansas State
Cory Morrissey, DL, Iowa State
Hayes Pullard, LB, USC
Cedric Reed, DL, Texas
Jordan Richards, DB, Stanford
Deterrian Shackelford, LB, Ole Miss
Danny Shelton, DL, Washington
Derron Smith, DB, Fresno State
Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma
Jared Tevis, DB, Arizona
Leonard Williams, DL, USC
Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia

Previous Winners, Lott IMPACT Trophy
2004 - David Pollack, DE, Georgia
2005 - DeMeco Ryans, LB, Alabama
2006 - Dante Hughes, DB, Cal
2007 - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
2008 - James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
2009 - Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
2010 - J.J. Watt, DL, Wisconsin
2011 - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
2012 - Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
2013 - Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

About the Lott IMPACT Trophy
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the Lott Trophy 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: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. 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. For more information on the Lott Trophy visit: www.LottIMPACTTrophy.com.

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