NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. –
Boise State linebacker J.C. Percy was named one of 20 quarterfinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy Tuesday, awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate defensive player.
Percy, from Blackfoot, Idaho, is one of 11 linebackers on the list, and is the only student-athlete from the Mountain West Conference.
This is the ninth year that the IMPACT Foundation has recognized student-athletes throughout the nation who have had the biggest IMPACT on their teams both on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, characteristics that Ronnie Lott exhibited throughout his brilliant Hall of Fame career at both USC and in the National Football League.
The redshirt senior leads the Broncos with 60 tackles (30 solo) in 2012, and his 8.57 stops per game rank fourth in the league. He has three double-digit tackling performances through seven games this season, a mark that leads the Broncos.
Entering this season, Percy was a three-time conference all-academic selection and the Broncos’ top returning tackler. He has appeared in each of the Broncos’ 47 games since his debut season in 2009, finishing as the team’s second-leading tackler both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Also a special teams standout, Percy was named the co-recipient of Boise State’s Special Teams Player of the Year Award following the 2011 season.
The Lott Trophy has now donated more than $900,000 to charities since its inception in 2004, including $327,000 to 28 different universities.
Past winners of the Lott Trophy include David Pollack (Georgia, 2004), DeMeco Ryans (Alabama, 2005), Dante Hughes (California, 2006), Glenn Dorsey (LSU, 2007), James Laurinaitis (Ohio State, 2008), Jerry Hughes (TCU, 2009), J.J. Wyatt (Wisconsin, 2010) and Luke Kuechly (Boston College, 2012). --broncosports.com--