PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Anthony Zettel Named To 2015 Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

A week before Saturday’s Blue-White game, Anthony Zettel laid out a lofty goal for this season: An All-American selection.

There’s a lot of football to be played before that’s decided, but the senior defensive tackle was named to the preseason watch list for the 12th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy. The trophy is a big honor, awarded to the top defensive player in college football who has the greatest impact on his team, both on and off the field.

Zettel is coming off of a stellar season where he snatched three interceptions (tied for the team high), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and eight pass deflections. He is a disruptive force on defense, continually wreaking havoc in opposing backfields. Zettel will look to bring the momentum from that great year into his senior campaign.

However, the Lott IMPACT Trophy goes far beyond the field. IMPACT stands for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community, and tenacity. The honor is intended to be bestowed upon not just a football leader, but a community leader as well. Zettel fits that bill nicely, as he found himself among a group of players who led Penn State football to compile over 1,900 hours of community service during the summer and fall of 2014. He’s also one of 13 seniors on the Penn State football Leadership Council.

The trophy will be awarded at a banquet held on Dec. 13 in Newport Beach, Cal. If Zettel continues to lead the Lions both on and off the field, there’s no reason he shouldn’t be able to find himself coming home that night with the trophy.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Mike Bacior

I'm Mike Bacior. I major in Economics at PSU. I obsess over many things including mixed martial arts, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Taylor Swift. Find me on Twitter @MikeBacior or shoot me an email [email protected]

Comments

Other posts by Mike

Matt Brown Named Capital One Division I Academic All-America of the Year

Penn State’s own Matt Brown added another impressive title to his resume when he was named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year this morning.

10 Questions With Penn State Majorette And Miss PA Hopeful Katie Carlson

Why Do We Streak? Mifflin Streakers Share Their Answers

Your Guide To Sending THON 2019 Dancer Mail

All in all, it’s important to remember that there’s really no such thing as bad dancer mail.

Your Guide To Snowlonging (The Better Way To Daylong)

They only come around a few times a year, but when they do come, you need to be prepared.

Send this to a friend