KU's Stuckey Named To Lott Trophy Watch List
April 7, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football standout Darrell Stuckey has been named to the 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List it was announced on Tuesday.
The Watch List is made up of 42 of the nation’s top defensive players who have had the biggest IMPACT on their teams on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academic, Community and Tenacity. Last year former Jayhawks Russell Brorsen and John Larson were Watch List selections.
Stuckey, a 6-1, 205-pound senior-to-be safety from Kansas City, Kan., was an All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2008. He registered 98 tackles (second on the team), while leading the team with five interceptions and ranking second with seven passes broken up.
Stuckey tied for 28th in the NCAA in interceptions and 56th in passes defended. He started all 13 games and was named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Missouri, which included making six tackles, recording two interceptions, one pass broken up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Stuckey is on of the most involved Kansas student-athletes in community service. After last season he earned the team’s co-Leadership Award, along with the Iron Hawk award for his dedication in the weight room. He also was tabbed the team’s special teams player of the year.
Named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its sixth year, the Lott Trophy is the only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. The award is sponsored by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
The winner will be announced at a gala black-tie banquet at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif. on Dec. 13. More information on the Lott Trophy can be found at lotttrophy.com.
2009 Lott Trophy Watch List
Mike Anello, DB, Notre Dame, Sr., 5-10, 170 (Orland Park, Ill.)
Pat Angerer, LB, Iowa, Sr., 6-1, 232 (Bettendorf, Iowa)
Matthew Bauman, LB, BYU, Sr., 6-1, 232 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Patrick Benoist, LB, Vanderbilt, Sr., 6-0, 222 (Southlake, Texas)
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee, So., 5-11, 195 (Fairburn, Ga.)
Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State, Sr., 6-5, 275 (Tupelo, Miss.)
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama, Sr., 6-5, 365 (Ft, Myers, Fla.)
Reggie Carter, LB, UCLA, Sr., 6-1, 240 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Harry Coleman, LB, LSU, Sr., 6-2, 205 (Baldwin, La.)
Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State, Sr., 5-11, 188 (Clayton, Ohio)
Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia, Jr., 5-11, 228 (Snellville, Ga.)
Brian Duncan, LB, Texas Tech, Sr., 6-1, 238 (Baton Rogue, La.)
Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan, Sr., 6-2, 270 (Detroit, Mich.)
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College, Jr., 6-4, 238 (Wayne, Pa.)
Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU, Sr., 6-3, 267 (Sugar Land, Texas)
Jeremy Jarmon, DE, Kentucky, Jr., 6-3, 268 (Collierville, Tenn.)
Greg Jones, LB, Mi chigan State, Jr., 6-1, 222 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Jan Jorgensen, DE, BYU, Jr., 6-3, 260, (Helper, Utah)
Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State, Sr., 6-3, 226 (Fountain Hills, Ariz.)
Sean Lee, LB, Penn State, Sr. 6-2, 236 (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Taylor Mays, S, USC, Jr., 6-4, 225 (Seattle, Wash.)
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama, Jr., 6-4, 249 (Decatur, Ala.)
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma, Jr., 6-4, 300 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Bo McNally, S, Stanford, Sr., 6-0, 210 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech, Jr., 6-4, 270 (Coatsville, Pa.)
Roddrick Muckelroy, LB, Texas, Sr., 6-2, 235 (Hallsville, Texas)
Mike Nixon, LB, Arizona State, Sr., 6-3, 227 (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Eric Norwood, DE, South Carolina, Jr., 6-0, 258 (Acworth, Ga.)
Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke, Sr., 6-6, 300 (Houston, Texas)
Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia, Sr., 6-3, 298 (Sunrise, Fla.)
Joe Pawelek, LB, Baylor, Sr., 6-2, 240 (San Antonio, Texas)
George Selvie, DE, South Florida, Jr., 6-4, 242 (Pensacola, Fla.)
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida, Jr., 6-3, 245 (Shelby, N.C.)
Darrell Stuckey, DB, Kansas, Sr., 6-1, 205 (Kansas City, Kan.)
Ndamukong Suh, DE, Nebraska, Sr., 6-4, 300 (Portland, Ore.)
Syd’Quan Thompson, DB, Cal, Sr., 5-9, 187 (Sacramento, Calif.)
Alterraun Verner, DB, UCLA, Jr., 5-11, 178 (Carson, Calif.)
Ward, T.J., DB, Oregon, Sr., 5-11, 200 (Antoch, Calif.)
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri, Jr., 6-1, 230 (Jasper, Texas)
Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State, Sr., 6-4, 258 (La Habra, Calif.)
Reed Williams, LB, Sr., West Virginia, 6-1, 228 (Moorefieild, WVa.)
Corey Wootton, DE, Sr., Northwestern, 6-7, 270 (Rutherford, N.J.)