Josh Jobe named to 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watchlist
Alabama senior defensive back Josh Jobe was one of 42 players across college football named to the 2021 Lott IMPACT Trophy watchlist. Jobe is established as Alabama's No. 1 corner for the upcoming season, having started all of the 2020 championship season. However, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is about more than just his elite defensive ability.
IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Jobe is a great representative of all of these qualities, and having a player nominated for this award displays the culture of the Alabama program. Nick Saban always preaches doing things the right way, and Jobe has done that to earn this nomination.
The winner of the Lott Trophy earns a $25,000 donation to the University's scholarship fund. Jobe would be the second Alabama player to win the award, with DeMeco Ryans winning it in 2005.
Jobe was a vital part of the Alabama defense in 2020 since opposing teams did not test Patrick Sutain II very often. He has the ideal cornerback build at 6-foot-1 196 pounds, and he wins matchups with his physicality.
In addition to his eleven passes defended in 2020, Jobe added two sacks and two forced fumbles. His versatility makes him a superstar on the defensive side of the ball for the Crimson Tide.
Being a senior in the secondary, Jobe has a great opportunity to lead the young talent coming behind him. Young players such as Kool-Aid McKinstry, Malachi Moore, and Brian Branch have the opportunity to get significant playing time, and Jobe's character and leadership will be valuable to the secondary unit lifting those younger players up.