NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- California cornerback Daymeion
Hughes received the Lott Trophy on Sunday, edging Quinn Pitcock of
Ohio State and Paul Posluszny of Penn State for the award honoring
on-field performance and personal character among defensive
Hughes, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior from Los Angeles, had eight
interceptions for Cal, the second most in the country, and was the
Pac-10 defensive player of the year.
The award is named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott,
who starred for Southern California and the San Francisco 49ers.
Lott presented the trophy to Hughes at the Pacific Club.