NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. - Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
Homan, a 6-0, 227-pound senior from Coldwater, Ohio, led the Buckeyes in tackles with seven, had his first interception of the season and forced a fumble that led to a touchdown in a 43-7 win over Ohio.
It was the seventh career interception for Homan.
An All-Big Ten academic choice last season, Homan majors in Family Resource Management. He was a second-team All-Big Ten performer a year ago when he led the team with 108 tackles.
At Ohio State, he is very active in military veterans groups and the local VA hospital. Homan is also a regular participant in school reading programs and has been a leader in setting up events in his hometown of Coldwater in the name of his former high school coach, who passed away earlier this year.
Ohio State will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of Homan's achievement.
Other players nominated for the IMPACT Player of the Week were Greg Jones of Michigan State, Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue, Patrick Peterson of LSU and Alex Wujciak of Maryland.
Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its sixth year, the Lott is the first college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation in Newport Beach, the award is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Past winners of The Lott IMPACT Trophy:
2004 - David Pollack, Georgia
2005 - DeMeco Ryans, Alabama
2006 - Dante Hughes, California
2007 - Glenn Dorsey, LSU
2008 - James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2009 - Jerry Hughes, TCU
In six years, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has donated more than $750,000 to various charities, including $25,000 to each of the winners' universities.
Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the IMPACT Foundation, the IMPACT Foundation Board of Advisors comprised of retired NFL players and the Legends Coaches, a distinguished group of former college head coaches.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The Lott is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Voters for the award include selected members of the national media, previous finalists, the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation and the Legends Coaches which is a distinguished group of former college football head coaches. The seventh annual Lott IMPACT Trophy dinner will be held December 12th at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. For more information on The Lott Trophy visit: www.LottTrophy.com
2010 Lott IMPACT Players of the Week
Week 1 - Patrick Peterson, LSU
Week 2 - Mike Mohamed, Cal
Week 3 - Ross Homan, Ohio State
Congratulations to Ross Homan!
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