The Lott Trophy put five players from the ACC on its 2010 watch list.
Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech Hokies
John Graves, Virginia Tech
Robert Quinn, North Carolina Tar Heels
Duenta Williams, North Carolina
Alex Wujciak, Maryland Terrapins
The award is given to the nation's best defensive "IMPACT" player, an acronym that sums up the player's performance on and off the field. The committee considers each player's integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
No ACC player has ever won the award, which began in 2004. Jerry Hughes, a defensive end from TCU, took home the award last year.