NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.
Jewell received the award Sunday night from Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.
The senior linebacker from Decorah, Iowa, had 136 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 11 passes broken up this season. He was an All-Big Ten selection and an academic All-Big Ten selection, with a 3.0 GPA as an environmental studies major.
Iowa will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.
The Hawkeyes play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27.