Alabama Football DE Jonathan Allen a Camp Finalist
Alabama football defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has been selected as a finalist for both the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has been selected as a finalist for both the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the awards’ respective organizations announced. Allen is one of five finalists for the Walter Camp and one of four finalists for the Lott.
One of the Tide’s defensive leaders, Allen has recorded 52 tackles to rank fourth on the team, including 11.5 tackles for loss (-64 yards) while also registering two pass breakups and a blocked field goal. The defensive lineman has returned a team-high two fumble recoveries for 105 yards and two scores.
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A feared pass rusher, Allen ranks 10th in the Southeastern Conference with seven sacks (-55 yards) and has a team-high 13 quarterback hurries this season. He is tied for second on the Alabama career sacks list with 25 and ranks fifth in tackles for loss (40.5).
Allen highlights an Alabama defense that leads the nation in scoring, total defense and rush defense, while ranking sixth in sacks and eighth in pass efficiency defense.
Joining Allen as finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year are quarterbacks Jake Browning (Washington), Lamar Jackson (Louisville) and Deshaun Watson (Clemson), along with linebacker/return specialist Jabrill Peppers (Michigan). Last season, Derrick Henry became Alabama’s first recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
For the Lott Trophy, Allen is joined by Adoree’ Jackson of USC, Peppers and Weston Steelhammer of Air Force. DeMeco Ryans is the Tide’s lone winner of the Lott, taking home the award in 2005.
The 2016 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 8 during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter.
The winner of the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy will be announced at The Lott IMPACT Trophy Award Banquet, held at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif., on Dec. 11. The award show will be televised live on Fox Sports at 7 p.m. PST, and will be hosted by Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft.