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#4 Kenny Lawler
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pomona, CA
High School: Upland HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Lawler emerged as one of Cal’s top receivers in the second half of his redshirt freshman season in 2013 and finished the campaign by co-leading the team with five touchdown catches among his 37 receptions for 347 yards receiving that were both fourth. He had all five of his touchdown catches in back-to-back games against Arizona and USC in the first two contests of November with his three against Arizona tying a single-game school record. Lawler continued the momentum with strong practices in the spring of 2014 and is listed as the starter at the outside receiver ‘Z’ position on the 2014 preseason depth chart.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013

Cal Career (2012 – Present)
► Has played in 11 games with five starts with all of his action coming in his most recent campaign of two seasons with the program
► Ranks second among Cal’s active players with five touchdown catches, while his five total touchdowns and 30 points are tied for second, and his 37 receptions and 347 yards receiving both third
► Had a single-game school-record-tying and team season-high three touchdown catches against Arizona as a 2013 redshirt freshman including a 29-yarder late in the fourth quarter that was the longest catch of his career among his career-high-tying six catches
► Also equaled a career-high six catches on three other occasions at Colorado (career-high 81 yards receiving) vs. USC and vs. Ohio State
► Had at least one catch in all 11 games he has played
► Has led the team in receiving yards three times
► Had a one-handed touchdown grab vs. Arizona as a 2013 redshirt freshman 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
 
Sophomore (2014)
► National honors candidate
► Listed as the starter at the outside receiver ‘Z’ position on the preseason depth chart
► Had a game-high four receptions for 30 yards and 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
► 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 the longest catch of his career and pulled Cal to within 34-28 among his career-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 career-high six catches on three other occasions at Colorado (career-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
 
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 at 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: 6 (four times, last at Colorado, 2013)
Receiving Yards: 81 (at Colorado, 2013)
Receiving TDs: 3 (vs. Arizona, 2013)
Long Reception: 29TD (vs. Arizona, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 81 (at Colorado, 2013)
Points: 18 (vs. Arizona, 2013)

Last Updated
August 20, 2014

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