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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (WCBI/Ole Miss Athletics) – Ole Miss senior linebacker D.T. Shackelford has been named to the watch list for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy, announced today at a luncheon at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

(Ole Miss Athletics)
Linebacker D.T. Shackelford was named to the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List on Thursday.

Shackelford is one of 42 student-athletes from 37 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 will make his return to the playing field this fall after missing the last two years with knee injuries. On the field, he recorded 68 tackles, 11.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception in 23 games played as a freshman and sophomore. He was a 2009 SEC All-Freshman pick and the 2011 Chucky Mullins Courage Award winner.

A native of Decatur, Ala., Shackelford graduated in three years with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in English and is expected to complete his master’s degree in education in 2014. He is a four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Shackelford has also participated in community activities such as Relay for Life, the Oxford Food Pantry and a dunking booth that raised funds for cancer patients. He spent his 2013 spring break on a mission trip to Panama 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 20 linebackers, 14 defensive backs and eight defensive linemen on the list.

The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation also announced charity donations of $25,000 which brought their total donations in nine years to over $1 million.

The 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy Black-Tie Awards Banquet will be Dec. 8 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.


Lott IMPACT Trophy 2013 Watch List

Henry Anderson, DL, Stanford

Geoffrey Bacon, LB, Army

Calvin Barnett, DL, Oklahoma State

Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

Nat Behre, DB, San Diego State

Chris Borland, LB, Wisconsin

Max Bullough, LB, Michigan State

Ibraheim Campbell, DB, Northwestern

Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke

Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

Scott Crichton, DL, Oregon State

Alden Darby, DB, Arizona State

Aaron Donald, DL, Pitt

Steele DiVitto, LB, Boston College

Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon

Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech

Jake Fischer, LB, Arizona

Chase Garnham, LB, Vanderbilt

Bryce Hager, LB, Baylor

Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee

Lamarcus Joyner, S/CB, Florida State

Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Devon Kennard, DL, USC

James Morris, LB, Iowa

C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

Damien Proby, LB, Northwestern

Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford

Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

D.T. Shackelford, LB, Ole Miss

Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State

Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Spencer Shuey, LB, Clemson

Derron Smith, DB, Fresno State

John Timu, LB, Washington

Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame

Jack Tyler, LB, Virginia Tech

Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU

Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Avery Williamson, LB, Kentucky

Ty Zimmerman, S, Kansas State


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

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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