NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Defensive end Carl Nassib ofPenn Statehas won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player who had the biggest influence on his team.
The other finalists wereDukesafety Jeremy Cash,Templelinebacker Tyler Matakevich andOhio Statelinebacker Joshua Perry.
Nassib received the award Sunday night during a banquet at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.
A former walk-on, Nassib led the nation in sacks and recently won the Lombardi Award. He will graduate from Penn State in 3 years with a biology degree.
UCLA's Eric Kendricks won the Lott award last year.
The award is named for Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott and goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.
Penn State will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.
Penn State's Carl Nassib wins Lott IMPACT as most impactful on team