Joe Dineen Jr., named Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week.
Dineen led the Jayhawks to a 31-7 win over Central Michigan as he turned in 14 tackles (eight solo), an interception and a quarterback hurry against the Chippewas. He was also credited with 0.5 tackles-for-loss. His 14 stops marked the 17th time in his career the Lawrence, Kansas native notched double-digit tackles and was the second this season after posting 16 total takedowns in the season opener. He was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Central Michigan.
Dineen is an honors student, having been named to the Big 12 honor roll numerous times during his Jayhawk career. He graduated from Kansas in May with a degree in management and leadership. He is a candidate for the AFCA Good Works Team and the Wuerffel Trophy, as well as the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Kansas will receive $1,000 for its general scholarship fund in recognition of his performance.
The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation sponsors the Lott IMPACT Trophy and has donated more than $1.4 million to universities and charities throughout the country.
Dineen and the Jayhawks return to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on September 15 to host Big Ten foe Rutgers. The game is slated for an 11 a.m., kickoff and will be televised on Fox Sports Net. Tickets for the game can be purchased through KUTickets.com.