Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson has been named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. The senior is one of 42 student-athletes across the nation included.
Wilson has earned a prominent leadership role within the FSU football program. He was voted by his teammates to serve as a team captain last season and recently led an effort for the football team to create change within their community by registering to vote, organizing fundraisers to help send black children to college and creating fundraising opportunities to assist low-income children in Tallahassee.
Wilson enters his senior season as the best interior defensive lineman in college football. He was an All-American, Bednarik Award semifinalist and first-team All-ACC performer last season despite a season-ending injury in the ninth game of the year. In his nine games, Wilson recorded 44 tackles, including 8.5 for loss with a team-high 5.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, four pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. The Houston native was one of only four defensive tackles in the nation, and the only one from the ACC, with multiple 3.0 tackle-for-loss games in 2019.
In his career, Wilson has started 14 of the 33 games he has played for FSU and compiled 93 tackles, 13.5 for loss with 8.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. His sacks and tackles for loss totals are tops among current Seminoles.
Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Founded in 2004 by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, the Lott Trophy is the first and only college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.