Goode Added To 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
BERKELEY – Cameron Goode was added Tuesday to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The award honoring Ronnie Lott now in its 17th season is given annually to the defensive college football player who best exemplifies the IMPACT acronym (Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, Tenacity). The honor is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. Teammate Kuony Deng was a member of the award's preseason watch list announced in June.
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsor of the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, also announced changes to its 2020 award format including a new date for the annual awards ceremony on Feb. 21, 2021, at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif. The number of finalists has also been increased from four to six with one coming from each of the Power 5 conferences and another At-Large selection from the other Division I leagues. Three semifinalists will be chosen from each conference on Nov. 18 before the finalists are chosen Jan. 7. The names of the six finalists will then be sent to the Lott IMPACT Trophy National Panel, who will choose the winner of the 17th Annual Lott IMPACT Trophy.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy winner will be announced on Feb. 21. The winner will receive $25,000 the general scholarship fund of his school.
Cal has had several top candidates for the prestigious honor including 2006 winner Daymeion Hughes and more recently 2018 semifinalist Jordan Kunaszyk and 2019 finalist Evan Weaver.
Cal opens a 2020 season delayed by COVID-19 against Washington on Nov. 7 at California Memorial Stadium, with the kickoff time and television network to be announced either 12 or six days in advance. Under state and Pac-12 protocols, fans are not allowed to attend in person.
Below are notes on Goode with an extended bio available by clicking on his name.
Cameron Goode, OLB, 6-3, 235, RSr., 2L, Spring, TX (Klein Collins HS)
– Has played in and started 22 games all at outside linebacker and posted career totals of 106 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss (-97 yards), 11.0 sacks (-71 yards), two interceptions that he has returned for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, five pass breakups, seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and six quarterback hurries
– An All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection of the league's coaches as a 2019 junior when he recorded career highs of 12 games played and starts, 57 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss (-76 yards), 9.5 sacks (-62 yards) and six quarterback hurries, while ranking second in the Pac-12 with his 1.21 tackles for loss per game and third in the conference with a per-game sack average of 0.79