Miami's Allen Bailey added to Lott watch list

Miami senior defensive lineman Allen Bailey has been nominated for the Lott Trophy, which is presented to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, as announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation on Thursday.

Bailey was one of four players added to the original list, along with Quinton Carter of Oklahoma, Lawrence Guy of Arizona State and Prince Amukamara of Nebraska.

Bailey led the Canes with seven sacks last season and through three games this year, ranks sixth in tackles (12) and tied for third in tackles for a loss (3.0) on the UM defense.

Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, members of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors and distinguished alumni of various schools around the nation. The winner receives $25,000 for his school’s general scholarship fund. Three runner-ups each receive $5,000.

The following ACC players were already on the list:

Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech

John Graves, Virginia Tech

Mark Herzlich, Boston College

Robert Quinn, North Carolina

Deunta Williams, North Carolina

Alex Wujciak, Maryland