Adoree' Jackson Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Finalist|
Nov. 30, 2016
USC junior cornerback-wide receiver-returner Adoree’ Jackson has been named one of four finalists for the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation to the best college defensive player who makes the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field.
Jackson joins Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer as finalists.
The finalists will attend the Lott IMPACT Trophy Awards Banquet on Dec. 11 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, where the winner will be announced live on FOX Sports.
The Trophy is named after legendary former USC and NFL defensive back Ronnie Lott, a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
Jackson, also a finalist for the 2016 Thorpe Award (as the nation’s top defensive back) and Hornung Award (as the nation's most versatile player) after being an All-Pac-12 first teamer and Hornung Award finalist last year, has 51tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries and 11 deflections in 2016 as a third-year starting cornerback. He also averages 30.5 yards with 2 touchdowns on 19 kickoff returns and 15.9 yards with 2 TDs on 19 punt returns. He currently ranks second nationally in kickoff return TDs and punt return TDs, third in punt returns and sixth in kickoff returns. He also has 49 yards on 5 carries and a 52-yard TD catch this year on offense.
He owns USC's career kickoff return yardage record with 2,045 yards and he is fifth on USC's all-time punt return chart (565 yards). He has scored 15 touchdowns via reception (6), interception (1), punt return (4) and kickoff return (4) in his career.
Last year, he was the only player in college football with at least 400 yards receiving, 600 in kickoff returns, 200 in punt returns and 30 tackles.
He also competes with the USC track team, where he was the 2015 and 2016 Pac-12 long jump champion (and runnerup in the 100 meters at the 2016 Pac-12 meet) and twice finished fifth in the NCAA long jump.