Sept. 6, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior/junior safety Jordan Kovacs (Curtice, Ohio/Clay) of the University of Michigan football team was named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week on Tuesday (Sept. 6).
Kovacs notched his eighth career double-digit tackle performance last Saturday (Sept. 3) with a team-leading 10 tackles in Michigan's 34-10 victory over Western Michigan. He also totaled two sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup. Kovacs' sack and forced fumble in the third quarter led to senior linebacker Brandon Herron's (Stafford, Texas/Dulles) 29-yard touchdown return and a 27-10 lead.
Kovacs surpassed 200 career tackles in the 2011 season opener. A former walk-on who had 116 tackles in 2010, Kovacs was named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list. The IMPACT award recognizes college football's defensive player of the year who best exemplifies integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
In recognition of Kovacs' performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsor of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Michigan.
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