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Kyon Barrs on 2022 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

Jul 25, 2022

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced Arizona defensive lineman Kyon Barrs is on the watch list for the 2022 Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Barrs was named All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2021 after making 33 tackles for a loss, and a team-leading five sacks. During his sophomore season, he finished tied for eighth in the Pac-12 in sacks.

The Murrieta, California product was also included on the preseason East-West Shrine Bowl watch list announced last week. During his career with Arizona, he has made 63 total tackles including 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks through 26 games played over three seasons. 

Barrs and the Wildcats open the 2022 season on Sept. 3 at San Diego State. Arizona's home opener falls on Sept. 10 against Mississippi State with kickoff at Arizona Stadium set for 8 p.m.

About the Lott IMPACT Trophy
The Lott IMPACT Trophy is the only major college football award considered a character.
Named after former NFL Hall of Fame star Ronnie Lott, The Lott Trophy annually goes to the Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, a player who has had the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field.  IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity, all characteristics exhibited by Lott during his illustrious playing career.
The annual winner is selected by a national voter panel, consisting of former winners, members of the media, coaches, and members of the Board of Directors of The IMPACT Foundation.

The winner is announced at a gala black-tie event at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.  The event has been sold out the first two years.  The 2022 banquet will be Dec. 11.

Retiring Ram tackle Andrew Whitworth, the Walter Payton Man of the Year was the keynote speaker at the luncheon.