Tide’s Allen named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – Alabama senior Jonathan Allen was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance last Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s 33-14 win over then-No. 6 Texas A&M. The Lott IMPACT Player of the Week is presented weekly by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
A disruptive force against the Aggies on Saturday, Allen finished the matchup against Texas A&M with one sack for a loss of eight yards, along with a career-high four quarterback hurries. He totaled six tackles on the day, three of which were solo stops, and added his second defensive score of the season. Allen picked up an Aggie fumble and returned it 30 yards for a score late in the third quarter to put the Tide in front by two scores. His play helped limit the Aggies’ top-ranked rushing attack to just 114 yards and the entire offense to only 278 yards and 14 points.
On the season, Allen has totaled a team-high 10 quarterback hurries while ranking second in sacks with 6.0 (-53 yards). He has also added 6.5 tackles for a loss (-53 yards) as part of his 35 total tackles. Allen leads the defense with two touchdown scores, both fumble recoveries, and has two pass breakups to his name.
Named after College and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ronnie Lott, The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, The Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player. This year’s winner will be announced Dec. 11 in Newport Beach, Calif.