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Lloyd Earns Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week

Nov 9, 2021

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – University of Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week for the second time this season after his performance in Utah's 52-7 road win at Stanford.

The Butkus and Bednarik Award semifinalist finished Utah's dominating win over Stanford with nine stops that included a career high 5.0 tackles for loss (1.0 sack) and a pick-six. The junior has three career interceptions, picking up his second career pick-six on Saturday against the Cardinal.

Lloyd's five tackles for loss were the most by a Ute since 2016, and tied for fourth-most in a game in program history. It was also the most by a Power Five player and third-most in FBS football this season.

The Chula Vista, Calif., native is rated as the No. 3 linebacker by Pro Football Focus (90.3) heading into Utah's game at Arizona on Saturday. He is leading a Utah defensive unit that ranks second in the country for team tackles for loss per game (7.8), while individually ranking second in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in the category (2.0).

He is tied for the lead among linebackers in the Pac-12 this season in interceptions (2) and is one of just three linebackers in the league to record a pick-six in 2021. His pick-six against the Cardinal was a highlight reel on its own with the 6-2, 235 linebacker inching toward the line of scrimmage to eventually jump completely vertical from the ground, intercept it on the two-yard line and fall into the end zone for a touchdown.

Lloyd has produced no fewer than seven tackles in each of his starts this season and is averaging 8.9 per game overall, which sits at No. 3 in the Pac-12 and in the top 30 in the FBS. He has produced a total of 19.0 tackles for loss that has included 7.0 sacks, ranking 18th overall in the FBS (1st in the Pac-12) with his 7.0 quarterback hits sitting as the third-most by a linebacker nationally.

Lloyd and the Utes are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Arizona Wildcats for their final regular season road game. The game is set for a 12 p.m. MT kick on Pac-12 Networks.
Devin Lloyd • 2021 Awards and Accolades

  • 2021 Butkus Award Semifinalist
  • 2021 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist
  • 2021 Midseason All-America: The Athletic, ESPN, CBS Sports, AP, Sporting News
  • 2021 Watch Lists: Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski, Butkus Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy, Reese's Senior Bowl
  • Rose Bowl Game Pac-12 Player of the Week (Oct. 18)
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week (Oct. 12, Nov. 9)
  • Reese's Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7, Oct. 18, Nov. 8)
  • 2021 Preseason All-America (The Athletic, Athlon Sports, Walter Camp, Phil Steele)