The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior defensive lineman Ray Lima is one of 42 candidates on the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list, announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy annually recognizes college football’s best defensive player in performance and character.
Lima has been one of the key cogs in Iowa State’s resurgence on defense the past two seasons as one of the best run-stoppers in the nation.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native is a two-time All-Big 12 selection and was a first-team all-league choice by ESPN in 2018.
The 2018 co-captain has started 21 games and recorded 59 tackles and 8.0 TFL in his career.
In the classroom, Lima recently earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State and was a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2018.
Lima has served over 80 hours of community service in his two years as a Cyclone, the highest total of any member of the football team.