K-State LB Brown named Lott semifinalist

Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown is one of eight semifinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, given annually to college football's best defender.

The award also factors in a player's on- and off-the-field "IMPACT," an acronym signifying Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

No Big 12 player has ever won the Lott Trophy, which was first awarded in 2004. TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes did win the award in 2009.