Verrett on Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
May 16, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- TCU All-America cornerback Jason Verrett has been selected to the watch list for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy recognizes the nation's top defensive player in terms of his impact on and off the field.
TCU All-America defensive end Jerry Hughes was the 2009 Lott Trophy recipient.
Verrett, the San Antonio Express-News 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, was tabbed by CollegeFootballNews.com as the nation's top cornerback.
In voting by his teammates, Verrett was selected as TCU's Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player. He was the first defensive back to receive the award since cornerback Tony Rand in 1992. Verrett was also the first defensive player to be the Dan Rogers MVP since Hughes in 2009.
Verrett topped the Big 12 in interceptions (six) and passes defended (22). He was the only player nationally to rank in the top 10 in both categories, tying for second in passes defended and sixth in interceptions.
Verrett's six picks were the most by a Horned Frog since Jason Goss had eight in 2002. Verrett's 16 pass breakups represent the highest total at TCU since Goss had 24 in 2002.
A native of Fairfield, Calif., Verrett tied for fourth on TCU with 63 tackles, including five for loss. The 63 stops mark the most by a cornerback in Gary Patterson's 12 seasons as TCU's head coach.
Verrett also blocked a West Virginia field-goal attempt in the first overtime that paved the way for TCU to win 39-38 in double overtime.