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Iowa’s Josey Jewell wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, center, laughs with teammates during Iowa's NCAA college football media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017, file photo, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, center, laughs with teammates during Iowa's NCAA college football media day, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Josey Jewell of Iowa has won the Lott IMPACT Trophy as the college defensive player having the biggest influence on his team.

The other finalists were Micah Kiser of Virginia, Harrison Phillips of Stanford and Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama.

Jewell received the award Sunday night from Ronnie Lott at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. It goes to a player with strong academic work, community involvement and team leadership.

The senior linebacker from Decorah, Iowa, had 136 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses and 11 passes broken up this season. He was an All-Big Ten selection and also was an academic All-Big Ten selection, with a 3.0 GPA as an environmental studies major.

Iowa will receive $25,000 for its general scholarship fund.

The Hawkeyes play Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 27.

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