Northwestern LB Paddy Fisher wins Lott IMPACT Trophy

Northwestern All-Big Ten linebacker Paddy Fisher was named the winner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Sunday night.Fisher, a three-time team captain, finished his career with 404 tackles, the most among active players, in 48 career games.The IMPACT part of the award stands for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity. It is named after Ronnie Lott, who is both a college football and pro football Hall of Famer and is awarded to the NCAA defensive player who made the biggest impact on his team.Fisher was named Big Ten linebacker of the year after posting 86 tackles (4.5 for losses), one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in nine games this season.Northwestern’s scholarship fund will receive $25,000 due to Fisher winning the award.

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