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#2 Daniel Lasco
Position: Running Backs
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
High School: The Woodlands HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013 | 2012

Lasco is a preseason candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award honoring the nation’s top running back and expected to begin training camp sharing the team’s top spot at the position with Khalfani Muhammad. Lasco was impressive and mostly healthy during the team’s 2014 spring practices after promising campaigns each of the last two seasons. Lasco has played in more games (20) than any other running back on the Cal roster and his career rushing totals of 426 yards, three touchdowns on the ground, 73 carries and an average of 5.8 yards per rush are all second among active players behind Muhammad. Lasco rushed 67 times for 317 yards and two touchdowns to rank tied for second on the team in rushing touchdowns last year, while he was also third in both rushes and rushing yards.
 
Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in more games than any other current Cal running back (20) with one start over the last two seasons of his three campaigns with the program
► Second among active players with 426 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 73 carries and an average of 5.8 yards per rush, while his three total touchdowns and 18 points are tied for fourth
► Has totaled 564 all-purpose yards to rank fourth among active players, adding 11 receptions for 78 yards and four kick returns for 60 yards to his rushing totals
► Longest career run has been a 77-yard scoring jaunt against Southern Utah as a 2012 freshman, while his longest career reception a 17-yarder at Oregon during his 2013 sophomore campaign
► Had a career-high 74 yards on two carries during his 2012 redshirt freshman season against Southern Utah as well as 21 kick return yards vs. Nevada, while his five receptions for 35 yards at Oregon and 94 all-purpose yards vs. Arizona as a 2013 sophomore are career highs
► Has also registered 16 tackles and two forced fumbles
► A key special teams player throughout his career
► Has worn his current uniform No. 2 since the 2012 season after wearing No. 25 for his first campaign with the program in 2011
 
Junior (2014)
► Preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award
► Listed as sharing the top running back spot on the preseason depth chart
► Rushed for a game-high 35 yards and one touchdown on six carries in the spring game, while adding two receptions for -2 yards

Sophomore (2013)
► Played in eight games with one start
► Rushed 67 times for 317 yards and two touchdowns to rank tied for second on the team in rushing touchdowns, while he was third in both rushes and rushing yards
► Registered an average of 4.7 yards per carry that was second on the team among regulars
► Sixth on the team with 413 all-purpose yards, adding 11 receptions for 78 yards and one kick return for 18 yards
► Tied for fifth on the team with his two touchdowns and tied for sixth with his 12 points
► Rushed for a season-high 71 yards vs. Arizona that included a 22-yard run that was his longest of the season, while adding a pair of other 50-plus yard contests vs. Ohio State (10-64-TD) and at Oregon (15-52) with his 15 carries at Oregon a career high and his rushing yardage totals against both Arizona and Ohio State leading the team
► Had at least 20 yards rushing in seven of the eight games he played, including additional contests at UCLA (6-39-TD), Northwestern (9-38), at Stanford (6-22) and in the first start of his career vs. Washington State (6-20), while adding 11 yards on three carries vs. USC
► Picked up all of his receptions in three contests with career highs of five receptions for 35 yards vs. Oregon that included a career-long 17-yarder and three catches both vs. Arizona (23 yards) and Northwestern (16 yards), while adding four receiving yards on no official catches when he was on the receiving end of a lateral following a completion from Jared Goff to Kenny Lawler against Ohio State
► Posted his lone kick return of the season for 18 yards against Northwestern
► Tallied a career-high 94 all-purpose yards vs. Arizona (71 rush, 23 receiving)
► Involved in a flea flicker play that produced a 24-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Darius Powe when he pitched his handoff back to Goff prior to the score
► Had four tackles with a season-high two against Oregon State and one each vs. Northwestern and at UCLA
► Missed contact action during spring practices and the team’s spring game due to injury
► Listed as the No. 2 player at running back on the preseason depth chart

Freshman (2012)
► Played in all 12 games off the bench, seeing action as both a reserve tailback and on special teams earning the team’s J. Scott Duncan Award as its Most Valuable Special Teams Player
► Recorded a team-high 12 special teams tackles and added a team-high-tying two forced fumbles on special teams as well as four kick returns for 42 yards
► Also contributed 109 yards rushing and a touchdown on six carries (18.2 ypr) to rank fourth on the team in rushing, with 77 of his yards coming on a touchdown run against Southern Utah that was the team’s second-longest of the campaign behind only Brendan Bigelow’s 81-yard scoring jaunt at Ohio State
► Added three kick returns for 42 yards to finish with 151 all-purpose yards
► Finished with two rushes for a career-high 74 yards against Southern Utah with his averages of 37.0 yards rushing and total offense per play both second in the Pac-12 for a single game behind Bigelow’s 40.0 marks against Ohio State
► Rushed three times for 34 yards vs. Oregon and once for a single yard at Oregon State for his other offensive stats of the season
► Returned three kicks, picking up one return each vs. Nevada (career-long 21-yard return), Oregon (13-yard return) and Southern Utah (eight-yard return)
► Had a season-high 82 all-purpose yards against Southern Utah (74 rush, 8 kick return)
► Had at least one tackle in nine of 12 games, picking up a career-high-tying two stops on three occasions vs. Arizona State and UCLA, as well as at Oregon State
► HHhad single tackles vs. Nevada, Southern Utah, Stanford, Washington and Oregon, as well as at Utah
► Forced fumbles came vs. Nevada and Washington
► Rushed six times for eight yards and had one kick return for 27 yards in the spring game

Freshman (2011)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Named the team’s Co-Scout Team Player of the Year on offense as well as the squad’s Freshman Lifter of the Year
► The nation’s No. 42 freshman running back prior to the season according to Phil Steele

The Woodlands HS (2007-10)
► A Prepstar All-American as a 2010 senior
► A two-time Region 14-5A District Most Valuable Player as a 2009 junior and 2010 senior, while earning the league’s Offensive Sophomore of the Year honors in 2008
► Led his team to three District titles in each of his final three seasons from 2008-10
► Finished his four-year varsity career with all-time school records of 3,821 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns on 444 carries for an average of 8.6 yards per rush
► Posted five career 200-yard rushing games, rushed for 150 or more yards on 10 occasions and 100 or more on 12
► A four-time Player of the Week selection
► Led his squad to a 10-1 overall record and a 6-0 mark in league action to capture the Region 14-5A District title as a senior when he was named his district's Offensive MVP
► Rushed for 868 yards and 12 touchdowns on 103 carries in only seven games as a senior due to an injury suffered in the first contest of the season, while adding 202 yards receiving and a score on 13 catches
► Even threw a five-yard touchdown pass on his only passing attempt as a senior
► Posted his biggest statistical totals as a prep during his junior year when he rushed for 1,520 yards and 17 touchdowns on 216 carries, while adding 10 catches for 247 yards and two scores
► Rushed for a single-game career-high 264 yards and four touchdowns on a mere 17 carries against nationally ranked powerhouse Katy High School as a junior
► Rushed for 1,120 yards on 139 rushes as a sophomore for an 8.1 yards per carry average
► Became his school’s first freshman to ever play varsity football in 2007 when he was called up in Week 10 of his rookie season after rushing for 3,500 yards and 32 touchdowns at the lower levels
► Contributed 341 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns in two playoff games as a freshman against teams ranked by the state of Texas, including a memorable 257-yard rushing game with three touchdowns on the ground against highly touted Westfield
► Reportedly clocked a blazing time of 4.19 in the 40-yard dash as a sophomore and has a personal best of 10.5 in the 100 meters

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2011)
► Listed by five organizations among their top 25 running backs in the country – No. 13 Tom Lemming, No. 17 ESPN, No. 19 Prepstar, No. 24 Scout and No. 25 Rivals
► Ranked as the No. 30 player overall in the state of Texas according to SuperPrep and No. 44 by Rivals
► A four-star recruit according to ESPN and Scout, while garnering three-and-a-half stars from Lemming and three from Rivals

Other
► Full name is Daniel Lee Lasco II
► Born October 9, 1992
► Parents are David Lasco and Brigetta O’Brient
► Uncle, Sammy O’Brient, was a nose guard and four-year letterwinner for Texas A&M from 1984-87, playing on three consecutive Southwest Conference championship teams in his final three collegiate campaigns
► Intended major is sociology

Lasco's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 15 (at Oregon, 2013)
Rushing Yards: 74 (vs. Southern Utah, 2012)
Rushing TDs: 1 (three times, last at UCLA, 2013)
Long Rush: 77TD (vs. Southern Utah, 2012)
Receptions: 5 (at Oregon, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 35 (at Oregon, 2013)
Long Reception: 17 (at Oregon, 2013)
Kick Returns: 1 (four times, last vs. Northwestern, 2013)
Kick Return Yards: 21 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
Long Kick Return: 21 (vs. Nevada, 2012)
All-Purpose Yards: 94 (vs. Arizona, 2013)
Tackles: 2 (four times, last vs. Ohio State, 2013)
Points: 6 (three times, last at UCLA, 2013)

Last Updated
July 17, 2014

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