Alabama junior linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was recently named a finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He joins Kansas State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Ohio State linebacker Tommy Eichenberg and USC defensive tackle Tuli Tuipulotu.

The Lott IMPACT Trophy is now in its 19th year. The honor goes to the student-athlete who best displays the characteristics of Ronnie Lott by making an impact on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

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Anderson Jr. is in his third year with the Crimson Tide and has established himself as a leader and captain for the team. This season, he has 44 total tackles, eight sacks and one interception in which he brought back for an Alabama touchdown. He is a top NFL draft prospect as he heads into the Iron Bowl potentially being his last game in the Crimson and White.

The four finalists have been invited to attend the annual awards show on Dec. 11 in Newport Beach, California with the winner being announced at the event.

The winner will receive $25,000 to put towards its university for their general scholarship fund while the three runner-ups will receive $5,000 for each of their schools.

Alabama couldn't have had a better person to represent the school for this award. Only time will tell if Anderson Jr. can bring home the trophy.

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