LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon has been named a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy as the national defensive player of the year.
Jarmon is one of 20 quarterfinalists for the award, which equally recognizes athletic performance and personal character attributes.
Jarmon has made 23 tackles this season, including 6.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks. He also has two pass breakups and has recovered a fumble. Off the field, he has a major in political science and plans a career in public service. He also contributed to life on campus last spring as a lead actor in the UK Theatre production of the play, “Weak/Side/Help.”
The Lott Trophy is sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation of Newport Beach, Calif. It is given to a player who exhibits the characteristics of Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. UK’s Wesley Woodyard was a semifinalist for last year’s award.