SEC players on Lott Trophy watch list

The Lott Trophy honors college football’s defensive IMPACT player of the year and gives equal weight to personal character and athletic performance on the field. TCU’s Jerry Hughes was the 2009 winner.

Making the watch list from the SEC were Alabama safety Mark Barron, Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin, Florida linebacker A.J. Jones, South Carolina defensive end Cliff Matthews, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.