UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks a finalist for Lott IMPACT trophy

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks is a finalist for the Lott IMPACT trophy, which honors top defensive players

UCLA was unable to achieve a Pac-12 championship this season, but there is one trophy the Bruins could retain.

Senior linebacker Eric Kendricks was named one of four finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr won the award last season.

The other finalists are Alabama safety Landon Collins, Duke linebacker David Helton and Washington linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha.

Kendricks, who was named second-team All-Pac 12, ranks fifth nationally averaging 11.6 tackles per game. He has three interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

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