Jordan Fuller named finalist for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Ohio State defensive back Jordan Fuller, left, breaks up a pass intended for Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller has been named one of the four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.

The award is presented annually to the college football defensive player “who best exemplifies the acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity.”

He is joined by Derrick Brown of Auburn, Isaiah Simmons on Clemson and Evan Weaver of California as finalists.

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The university of the winner will receive $25,000 for the school's general scholarship fund with each of the other three finalists getting $5,000 for their school.

Fuller, who is also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, was also a first-team All-Big Ten selection.

Joshua Perry was a finalist in 2015 and James Laurinaitis won the award in 2008.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 15.