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#4 Kenny Lawler
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pomona, CA
High School: Upland HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Twitter: @k_law2nice | @calfootball
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Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013

Lawler is a 2015 national honors candidate after emerging as one of Cal’s top receivers as a 2014 sophomore when he led the Golden Bears with career highs of 54 receptions, 701 yards receiving and nine touchdown grabs as part of a receiving corps that had three receivers with over 50 catches for the first time in school history and was one of only two teams nationally to accomplish the feat in 2014. Lawler is expected to be on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List to begin a 2015 junior campaign in which he leads all active Cal players with 14 career touchdown catches to rank ninth on the school’s all-time list, while his career totals of 14 overall touchdowns and 84 points along with his 91 receptions, 1,048 yards receiving and 45.6 yards per reception are all second behind fellow receiver Bryce Treggs. Lawler has twice recorded a school-record tying three touchdowns in a game at Arizona in 2013 and in the 2014 season finale vs. BYU when he also had career highs and team season highs of 12 receptions and 138 yards receiving. Lawler has at least one catch in each of the 22 games he has played over the past two seasons after redshirting as a true freshman in 2012.

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 22 games with 10 starts with all of his action coming in the last two campaigns of his three seasons with the program after redshirting as a true freshman in 2012
► Leads all active Cal players with 14 touchdown catches to rank ninth on the school’s all-time list, while his career totals of 14 overall touchdowns and 84 points along with his 91 receptions, 1,048 yards receiving and 45.6 yards per reception, are all second behind Bryce Treggs among active Cal players, with his 1,048 all-purpose yards (all receiving) ranking fourth
► Registered his top season as a 2014 sophomore when he led Cal with 54 receptions, 701 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches, with his TD grabs ranking tied for fifth on the school’s all-time single-season list
► Had the biggest game of his career in the season finale of his 2014 sophomore campaign against BYU when he recorded career highs and team season highs of 12 catches and 138 yards receiving while equaling his career best and tying a single-game school record with three touchdown receptions, with the 12 receptions also tied for the 10th highest single-game total in school history
► One of three Cal players to have three touchdown catches in a game at least twice as he also registered a trio of receiving scores against Arizona in 2013 to account for two of the total of 14 three-touchdown catch games in school history through 2014
► Has five career multi-touchdown reception games, adding two scoring catches against USC in 2013 and vs. Sacramento State and Colorado in 2014
► Posted the longest catch of his career with a 49-yard reception vs. UCLA as a 2014 sophomore
► Has at least one catch in each of the 22 games he has played
► Has registered at least a share of the team lead in receiving yards eight times and receptions on three occasions
► Known for making spectacular catches including one-handed touchdown grabs vs. Sacramento State in 2014 and against Arizona in 2013 (Pac-12 Freshman No. 5 Play of the Year – All Sports; No. 8 ESPN Play of the Day)
 
Junior (2015)
► National honors candidate who is expected to be on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the first time
► Listed as the starter at the outside receiver ‘Z’ position and the No. 3 punt returner on the preseason depth chart
► Had one reception for three yards in the spring game
 
Sophomore (2014)
► Played in 11 games with five starts and led the team with career highs of 54 receptions, 701 yards receiving and nine touchdown grabs with the latter tying for the fifth-highest single-season total in school history
► Ranked second on the team with nine total touchdowns and an average of 63.7 yards receiving per game, as well as third on the club with 54 total points, fourth with 701 all-purpose yards (all receiving) and fifth with an average of 13.0 yards per reception
► Among conference and national leaders in receiving touchdowns (No. T5 Pac-12, No. T25 NCAA), receiving yards per game (No. 12 Pac-12, No. 75 NCAA), receptions per game (4.9, No. 13 Pac-12, No. T73 NCAA) and receiving yards (No. 14 Pac-12, No. 106 NCAA)
► Capped a strong finish to the season with career highs and team season highs of 12 receptions, 138 yards receiving and three touchdown catches (tied career high and single-game school record) in season finale against BYU
► Registered 50 or more yards receiving in seven of his final eight contests, with other 50-yard receiving games coming at UCLA (3-88, TD), at USC (8-86), at Washington State (6-83), vs. Stanford (5-73), vs. Colorado (3-59, 2 TD) and vs. Washington (6-56)
► Other totals came at Northwestern (5-38, TD), vs. Sacramento State (3-34, 2 TD), at Arizona (2-29) and in a game in which he was limited due to injury vs. Oregon (1-17)
► Picked up five of his nine receiving touchdowns in victories to help Cal win three of its first four games, collecting two in home games against Sacramento State and Colorado after getting a single score in the season-opening win at Northwestern  
► Led or co-led Cal in receiving yards five times (vs. Washington, vs. UCLA, at USC, vs. Stanford, vs. BYU) and receptions on three occasions (at Northwestern, vs. Stanford, vs. BYU) which included being the team’s leader of co-leader in both categories each of the final two games of the campaign vs. Stanford and BYU
► Had a game-high four receptions for 30 yards including an eight-yard touchdown catch from Jared Goff in the spring game
 
Freshman (2013)
► Played in 11 games with five starts including each of the last three contests, co-leading the team with five touchdown catches among his 37 receptions for 347 yards receiving that were both fourth on the club
► Shared the team lead with five total touchdowns and was ranked tied for first among non-kickers and tied for second overall in scoring with 30 points
► Had a single-game school-record-tying and team season-high three touchdown catches against Arizona including a 29-yarder late in the fourth quarter that was his longest catch of the season and pulled Cal to within 34-28 among his season-high-tying six catches for 72 yards receiving as he was named a College Football Performance Awards Wide Receiver of the Week 
► Also equaled a season-high six catches on three other occasions at Colorado (season-high 81 yards receiving) vs. USC (6-54, 2TD) and vs. Ohio State (6-39)
► Had at least one catch in all 11 games he played, adding other receiving totals at Stanford (3-27), at Oregon (3-17), at Washington (2-21), at UCLA (2-18), vs. Oregon State (1-9), vs. Northwestern (1-7) and vs. Washington State (1-2)
► Led the team in receiving yards for three consecutive games vs. Arizona, vs. USC and at Colorado with five touchdown catches over the first two games of the span
► Had a one-handed touchdown grab vs. Arizona that was named the No. 5 play of the year in the Pac-12 in any sport by a freshman by the Pac-12 Networks as well as the No. 8 play of the day by ESPN
► Played in the spring game but did not have any statistics
 
Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Cal’s No. 8 recruit prior to the season according to Athlon, while Phil Steele had him as the nation’s No. 44 freshman wide receiver

Upland HS (Class of 2012)
► A Prepstar All-American for his play during a 2011 senior season in which he caught 53 passes for 1,267 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead both the Southern Section and the Baseline League
► Other honors as a senior included first-team All-State (MaxPreps), second-team All-State (ESPN High School California), first-team All-Southern Section, All-Southland (Los Angeles Times), All-Inland Valley, All-Inland Division and All-Baseline League
► Had nine of his 12 TD catches as a senior over his final four games
► Senior squad was 12-1 overall, reached the Southern Section Inland Division semifinals and was the Baseline League champs with a 5-0 conference record
► Also contributed 38 tackles, three interceptions, four passes defended, one blocked punt, three kick returns for 32 yards and one punt return for 11 yards as a senior
► Played in the California Prep All-Star Game and the Inland Empire All-Star Classic following his senior season
► Registered 42 catches for 887 yards and nine TDs as a 2010 junior when his squad was 8-4 overall and advanced to the second round of the Southern Section Inland Division playoffs
► Also rushed six times for 86 yards, completed the only pass he attempted for 33 yards and added 19 tackles, one interception, one pass defended and four kick returns for 150 yards as a junior
► Contributed 17 receptions for 307 yards and a touchdown catch, as well as two kick returns for 45 yards as a 2009 sophomore playing for a 12-2 squad that won both its first seven and last five contests

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2012)
► A four-star recruit according to ESPN, Prepstar, Rivals and Scout, while 247Sports gave him three stars
► Ranked as high as No. 33 nationally by Rivals among the nation’s top wide receivers, while ESPN and Scout both had him at No. 42 and 247Sports at No. 73
► Ranked as the nation’s No. 219 overall player according to 247Sports, while Rivals had him at No. 222
► Ranked No. 36 overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada according to SuperPrep
► The No. 32 overall recruit in California by Rivals, while ESPN had him at No. 34 and 247Sports at No. 54
 
Other
► Full name is Kenneth James Lawler Jr.
► Born June 25, 1994
► Parents are Kenneth Lawler Sr. and Patricia Hicks
► Intended major is sociology

Lawler's Career Game Highs
Receptions: 12 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Receiving Yards: 138 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Receiving TDs: 3 (twice, last vs. BYU, 2014)
Long Reception: 49 (vs. UCLA, 2014)
All-Purpose Yards: 138 (vs. BYU, 2014)
Points: 18 (twice, last vs. BYU, 2014)

Last Updated
May 26, 2015

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