Cameron Smith Named Lott Trophy Quarterfinalist

USC linebacker Cameron Smith is one of 20 players named a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy. Full list after the jump:

Marcus Allen, S, Penn State
Quin Blanding, S, Virginia
Ben Burr-Kirven, LB, Washington
Jason Cabinda, LB, Penn State
Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
Zaire Franklin, LB, Syracuse
Derwin James, CB, Florida State
Malik Jefferson, DE, Texas
Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia
Christian LaCouture, DL, LSU
Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State
Courtney Love, LB, Kentucky
Hercules Mata’afa, DL, Washington State
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, LB, Oklahoma
Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford
Cameron Smith, LB, USC
Drue Tranquill, S, Notre Dame
Christian Wilkins, DL, Clemso

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  • Old Trojans never die

    Makes sense he plays to win every down and when he’s not in a game the defense looks sluggish. I hope they are training a replacement.

  • peter

    Cam has won Lott player of week twice this year.No other has.
    Yesterday’s practice was one of if not the best for Sam darnold.
    One veteran observe, Dan Weber said Sam looked 100% at his best.happy.Carried the 2nd half of Utah game into practice .Also team practiced 11 on 11 longest period of year.Thought is to hit the 1st half ready to play. Not just first drive

    • Gabby

      Thanks for the gumball

    • Michael Guarino

      Playing the way he did in the second half against Utah may have just cured whatever was dogging Sam. I think he proved something to HIMSELF.

      • peter

        Siting Weber again. Dan has said every week something isn’t 100% right. Reference to a nagging injury or such that wasn’t public. He could read it on Sam’s face in practice. He said yesterday was first practice where he practiced happy,looking relaxed.

        • Michael Guarino

          That is a REAL good sign. Weber is not a bull tosser —and he’s been around USC long enough to be able to “read” what’s happening at practice. I might add that he felt good about the team’s practices for Stanford, too!

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  • Michael Guarino

    Good for Cam! He plays his heart out every down! We’d be lost without him!

  • Jaime

    No Bruins on the list? Where is Kenny Young?