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Divitto Named To Lott Trophy Watch List

LB Steele Divitto is one of 42 players named to the watch list for the defensive impact player of the year.

LB Steele Divitto is one of 42 players named to the watch list for the defensive impact player of the year.

May 17, 2013

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Senior linebacker Steele Divitto has been named to the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, honoring the top collegiate defensive player in the country. The announcement came at a luncheon at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

A 6-foot-3, 238-pound rising senior, Divitto has registered 184 tackles in 35 games in three years at Boston College. He has started all 24 games over the last two seasons at linebacker. Divitto recorded 92 tackles as a junior last fall. He is a product of Ridgefield, Conn., and a graduate of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J.

The 42 student-athletes from 37 different colleges around the country represent players who have made the biggest IMPACT on their teams both on and off the field. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Voting for the award is held throughout the season by a National Voter Panel of former college coaches and players, select members of the media, past winners of the award and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the sponsors of the award.

There are 20 linebackers, 14 defensive backs and eight defensive linemen on the list.

Previous Winners, Lott IMPACT Trophy


2004 - David Pollack, DE, Georgia
2005 - DeMeco Ryans, LB, Alabama
2006 - Dante Hughes, DB, Cal
2007 - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
2008 - James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
2009 - Jerry Hughes, DE, TCU
2010 - J.J. Watt, DL, Wisconsin
2011 - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
2012 - Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

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