Georgia LB Nakobe Dean a quarterfinalist for Lott Trophy

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Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean has been named a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT® Trophy. Dean is one of 20 players to make it to the next round.

The award goes to the student-athlete who best exhibits the characteristics of NFL legendary safety Ronnie Lott by making an impact on and off the field. IMPACT® is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Dean has been nothing short of stellar this season for the Bulldogs. Kirby Smart referred to him as the “commander in chief.”

“(Dean) is the commander in chief of making our calls,” Smart said on Tuesday night. “He’s very physical. He keys things really well, a very instinctive football player as Roquan (Smith) was as well.”

Dean is currently second on the team with 30 tackles this season. He has also added 3.5 sacks and an interception.

The semi-finalists for the award will be chosen in late November and four finalists in December. The four finalists will be invited to attend the annual Lott IMPACT® Trophy award show, December 12, 2021, in Newport Beach, California.