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Alabama’s Jonathan Allen named semifinalist for Lott IMPACT Trophy

Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

TUSCALOOSA—The senior defensive end is having an incredible season, and one in which the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has taken notice of. Alabama’s Jonathan Allen was named as one of 10 semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy on Thursday, according to the Pacific Club.

Allen, a native of Leesburg, Va., is one of the leaders on a stellar defensive front this season.

His seven sacks are tied for the team lead, while being ranked fifth in the Southeastern Conference. Allen is also among the team’s leaders in tackles (38), tackles for loss (7.5) and defensive touchdowns (two), while leading the bunch in quarterback hurries with 11. He finished with three tackles, including one for loss and a sack in the Crimson Tide’s 10-0 victory over Louisiana State University. Opponents have managed to total just 13.2 points, 66 rushing yards and 257.8 total yards offensively against Allen and Alabama through nine games.

Named after college football and pro football hall of fame member Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented to a college football defensive player that has the biggest impact on his team both on and off the field. Four finalists for this award will be announced on Nov. 29, and a winner will be announced on Dec. 11,

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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