Keaton Kristick Named to Lott Trophy Watch List

April 8, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. -

Oregon State University linebacker Keaton Kristick has been named to the 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List, it was announced Tuesday by Ronnie Lott at a luncheon in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Watch List is made up of 42 of the nation’s top defensive players who have had the biggest IMPACT on their teams on and off the field.  IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Kristick is a 226-pound senior from Fountain Hills, Ariz.  He had 82 tackles, including 14.5 for losses last season when he was named the Pac-10’s all-conference second team. 

Named after Hall of Famer Lott, The Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year.  Now in its sixth year, The Lott Trophy is the only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. 

Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the award is given to a player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

David Pollack of Georgia won the initial Lott Trophy in 2004.  DeMeco Ryans of Alabama won the award in 2005, Daymeion Hughes of Cal was the recipient in 2006, Glenn Dorsey of LSU in 2007 and James Laurinaitis of Ohio State last year.  Georgia, Alabama, Cal, L SU and Ohio State have each received $25,000 for their general scholarship funds.  In five years, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated nearly $650,000 to various charities, including the four universities.

Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors comprised of many retired NFL players and Legends Coaches, a distinguished group of former head college coaches.

The winner will be announced at a gala black-tie banquet at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Ca. on December 13th, 2009.

For further information on The Lott Trophy, please visit Lotttrophy.com. 

Kristick and the rest of the Beavers are in their second week of spring practice workouts, which continue Wednesday on the OSU campus at 3 p.m.

OSU Spring Football practices are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday from March 30 – April 29 beginning at 3 p.m. The spring season culminates with the Spring Game, May 2 at Reser Stadium at noon. Tickets for the Spring Game can be purchased beginning Monday, April 6 at the OSU Ticket Office in Room 107 of Gill Coliseum. Support Oregon State University Athletics by making your tax deductible donation to the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. For more information follow this link or call 541-737-2370. You can make an “everyday champion.”  Follow Beaver Athletics on twitter.

 

 

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