It is preseason awards watchlist season. That’s a lot of words. The main point is, Nebraska linebacker JoJo Domann made the Lott Impact Trophy Award watchlist on Thursday.
According to the award’s official website, it is given to the player who exemplifies on football’s best in both character and performance on the field.
For his part on the field, Domann anchored the Nebraska football linebacker position last year. He should be able to do the same again this coming fall. For the 2020 season, he recorded 58 tackles and two forced fumbles. When you consider he recorded 52 tackles in a full season in 2019, it makes those numbers even more impressive.
I can see him winning this award. When you talk about how much he means to the Nebraska football linebacker unit, there is no question that he can get it done on the field. He has been a really solid player for the Huskers over the past couple of seasons, and he has managed to become a leader on that side of the football. He is one of the more underrated linebackers in the country, and has managed to quietly put together several solid seasons.
Now, with the defensive group composed of veterans, he will be tasked with leading Nebraska through a tough schedule. Nebraska always asks its linebackers to do quite a bit in terms of production. Domann has been one of the few in my last couple of seasons covering the team who has lived up to it. It seems like he always puts his body on the line every single snap he is out there.
I am interested to see what he does for a final act this year. When he announced he was coming back, I was extremely excited. He is a key piece of the defense.
In talking about the defense, that group improved remarkably last season. Now, Domann and company will be tasked with trying to improve yet again.