Senior safety Derrick Kindred must feel a little like the last man standing. As the lone remaining starter on the TCU defense from last year's 12-1, Peach Bowl champion team, he has been counted on to not only perform at a high level week in and week out, but to provide leadership and intangibles for the young TCU defense. He has more than delivered so far this season, having accumulated 32 tackles, including 21 solo, three TFLs, two forced fumbles, and a pass break up through five games. On Saturday against Teas, he was stellar once again, leading a squad that held the Horns to one garbage time touchdown as a part of his seven tackle, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble performance.
In recognition of his on the field excellence, as well as his off the field persona, Kindred has been nominated for the Lott Impact Trophy Player of the Week. The trophy, which honors "college football's defensive best in character and performance" is presented annually by Mercedes Benz, and voted on by a panel of national voters, as well as a fan vote. Here is more on the award and voting procedures:
Along with the National Voting Panel, college football fans can influence The Lott IMPACT Player of The Week. The winner of the fan vote will receive consideration towards determining the The Lott IMPACT Player of The Week. The rest of the vote towards determining the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of The Week will belong to the National Voter Panel.
Voting for the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week will begin at 9 AM PST each Sunday and end at 7 AM PST each Tuesday of the college football season.
You can cast your vote for Kindred here, and he will need your help, as he goes up against a stellar panel of top performers. So let's rally behind the man we call Peanut and get him to the top of the vote!