May hasn’t ended and TCU linebacker Ty Summers is already picking up preseason honors headidng into the upcoming season.
Summers was named Tuesday to the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
The award recognizes the nation’s top defensive player in terms of his impact on and off the field.
Summers plays the 2018 season as a graduate student after already earning his TCU undergraduate degree. He is a two-time All-Big 12 selection whose 271 career tackles ranks fifth in the Gary Patterson coaching era. Summers needs 73 tackles this season to claim the current top spot of Travin Howard on that list.
Ty Summers is active in the Fort Worth community
Summers, a senior from San Antonio, heavily participates in community projects. He was the 2017-18 TCU Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bob Lilly Male Athlete of the Year winner. And Summers works with S.P.A.R.K., a community outreach program organized by football student-athletes.
It would be hard to find a more deserving candidate than Summers.
And it will be even more difficult to deny him the award with a big senior season.