Anthony Barr wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr won the Lott IMPACT Trophy today, his first major national honor this season. The award identifies the best defensive player in college football, but also weighs personal character. The other finalists were USC’s Devon Kennard, Wisconsin’s Chris Borland and Iowa’s James Morris.

Barr is also a finalist for the Lombardi and Bednarik Awards — given to the top lineman on either side of the ball and the top defensive player, respectively. The senior lost the Butkus Award for best linebacker to Alabama’s C.J. Mosley.

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  • Bruin 34

    We will miss you AB! Wish you were coming back next year! Tear it up in the pros. Hope you get drafted be fore Clown-Ey!

    • facescar

      I seriously hate it when people change names as if it’s a substantive point. Embarrassingly childish.

      Anyways, all the best to Anthony at the next level! May he have a long and successful career! He’s done so much for us

      • Bruin 34

        Sorry. I don’t follow?

        • facescar

          Sorry, was a bit out of it when I commented.

          Your comment isn’t all that bad compared to others, but imo posts that tweak people’s names to try and insult someone come off as immature.

          In this case “Clown-Ey”

      • EncinitasBruin

        Lighten up, Francis. Or, perhaps I should toy with the name and say FRANCE-IS.

      • maze949

        Like rearranging “Scarface”?

      • Joe Blow

        “Anyways”? No comment.

  • Joe Blow

    Barr is a great player. Will go first round. Ate SC’s lunch every year, including when he lost. He is a stud. The Lott Trophy is a total joke. A bunch of rich guys in Newport that want to sniff jocks. I don’t knock Barr, he SHOULD get the Butkus.

    • Bruin 34

      Newport is a joke! Agreed! So glad I moved from SoCal and that crud hole! Don’t miss anything about it! Now SUC will have to deal with Jack for at least two more years. Question for you Joe. What are the thoughts of SUC fans on Sarkisians hire?

      • Stu Azole

        They LOVE the hire. Because, well, they didn’t want Petersen and got the man best for the job. Er, yeah…

        • Joe Blow

          That is true. Petersen will wilt under pressure. Got his teams up to for two to three games in his career. Played JCs most of the time. And Sark can raise $$$$ which is part of the job.

          • ProbationU

            Raising $$$ is supposed to be Haden’s job….but what the heck…Mora seems to be doing Guerrero’s job for him too.

          • Joe Blow

            Actually that is not true in either case. If the coach does not “connect” with the donor, the school won’t get AS MUCH cash. Trust me Mora ain’t gettin’ no new facilities without busting HIS rear end to get the alums to cough up the cash.

          • Marc

            What the heck happened?

            No snarky comments?

            Did you get visited by ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future last night?


          • Joe Blow

            No. Got some service from Santiago Matamoros old lady.

          • ProbationU

            Good AD’s raise cash. We don’t have a good AD….therefore Mora is doing his job for him….pushing and pushing for the school to get serious. Without Mora none of it happens…agreed. Without Mora there is no additional $$$ for the assistants and we lose Adrian Klemm to SC…or both of them to UW. We have a weak AD. Starting to wonder about your boy Haden…but then he isn’t your boy…but you do like Sark. We will see if Sark can win enough to keep the job.

          • Joe Blow

            They both have too. You do have a weak AD, so do we. Not one sport at SC is better since PH came. Sark will prove a lot of people wrong.

    • ProbationU

      Barr didn’t get the Butkus. Total joke. Went to Mosley from Alabama. East coast bias strikes again. Also didn’t get D player of the year in PAC12. Went to the fat guy from ASU. Another joke.

      Oh well, he will be a Top 5 pick and get plenty of $$$ in the league.

      • Joe Blow

        As much as I hate to say it: I agree with you.

        • ProbationU

          That is a rarity JB….perhaps today is the day I should buy a lottery ticket.

          • He’s playing you; he was doing this in another thread to Bruin 34.

          • ProbationU

            Doesn’t matter if he is or he isn’t. Just harmless fun on a blog…way to pass the time on a slow day.

          • Joe Blow

            Not everyone is as big a dolt as you.

    • Reformed Droog

      Joe says something nice about a Bruin and we act like it’s normal? Must be Bowl season.

      But seriously, it’s hard to ignore talent when it hits you in the face (literally, and literally repeatedly)…

      …unless you live in the ESPN bubble.

    • Joe’s playing dress up again, like Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs, when he pretended to have at least some sense.

      • Joe Blow

        With your wife. She said she wanted to be just like you….she doesn’t have a d either.

        • EncinitasBruin

          And..he’s back.

  • Moises Rosiles

    So AB loses out on award for top linebacker but is still in contention for top lineman award? Huh? Plus no way Sutton from ASU had more impact than AB.

    • john wolcott

      Different voters make different decisions

      • Moises Rosiles

        on entirely different positions was my point

  • Bruin 34

    I’m sure JB is a good dude deep down. He responds when y’all feed him with replies all the time on his comments

    • bruinbiochem06

      It’s called dissociative identity disorder

      • EncinitasBruin

        Bingo. Or borderline personality.

      • facescar

        Fitting avatar

  • EncinitasBruin

    Bruins open as 7-point favorites against VT… Good D, but no O. It will be close at half but then Bruins will do their normal 3rd-quarter explosion…

  • OCBrewin

    this is from scouts inc…All UCLA players in their Mock NFL Draft…I wonder why the Xman is not listed. Brett is pegged at #49 pick…AB #2 overall



    Brett Hundley


    Cassius Marsh


    Owamagbe Odighizuwa


    Stan Mckay