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Daniel Lasco
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Daniel Lasco 1250316
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
High School: The Woodlands HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Twitter: @dlasco2 | @calfootball
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Clips: Lasco Leads Resurgent Rushing Attack (11/11/14, CalBears.com)

Lasco is a national honors candidate and potentially one of the nation’s top running backs after a breakthrough season in 2014 in which he rushed for 1,115 yards and tallied 1,471 rushing and receiving yards for the highest total in those categories by a Cal player since 2011 and 2008, respectively. Lasco has played in 32 career games with 12 starts over the last three seasons and leads all active players in rushing yards (1,541), rushing touchdowns (15), rushing attempts (283), rushing yards per game (48.2 ypg), total touchdowns (17) and points (104), with his rushing touchdown total one away from the school’s top 10. He is also second among active players with 2,035 all-purpose yards, adding another 434 yards on 44 receptions to lead all active running backs and 60 yards on four kick returns. Lasco had a memorable game in a 2014 win at Oregon State when he set single-game career highs for rushes (30), rushing yards (188), rushing touchdowns (3) and all-purpose yards (208). He also turned a screen pass from Jared Goff against Colorado into a 92-yard touchdown that is the longeste pass play in school history.

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Cal Career (2011 – Present)
► Has played in 32 games with 12 starts (both most among current Cal running backs) over the last three seasons of his first four campaigns with the program
► Leads all active players in rushing yards (1541), rushing touchdowns (15), rushing attempts (283), rushing yards per game (48.2 ypg), total touchdowns (17), points (104) and two-point conversion receptions (1), while adding a 5.4 yards per rush average that is third and an average of 5.8 yards per rush
► One rushing touchdown from entering the top-10 all-time at Cal
► Leads all active running backs with 44 receptions, 434 yards receiving and two touchdowns catches with an average of 9.9 yards per reception
► Second among active players in all-purpose yards (2035 – 1541 rush, 434 receiving, 60 kick return) and total offense yards (1541)
► Has added 21 tackles and two forced fumbles
► Set single-game career highs for rushes (30), rushing yards (188), rushing touchdowns (3) and all-purpose yards (208, adding one reception for 20 yards), while adding his lone two-point conversion reception for a career-best 20 points in a 2014 victory at Oregon State
► Had a career-high 21 kick return yards vs. Nevada in 2012
► Has both the longest pass reception and rush among active players with a 92-yard touchdown reception from Jared Goff against Colorado in 2014 that is also the longest pass play in school history and a 77-yard scoring run against Southern Utah in 2012
► 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
 
Senior (2015)
► Preseason national honors candidate for the Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s top running back
 
Junior (2014)
► Named Cal football’s Most Valuable Player and earned an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection from the league’s coaches after becoming the first Cal player to rush for 1,000 yards or more since Isi Sofele in 2011 by totaling 1,115 rushing yards on 210 carries, while adding 14 total touchdowns including 12 on the ground that ranked ninth on Cal’s all-time single-season list, with all career and team season highs
► Ranked among Pac-12 and NCAA leaders in scoring TDs (17, 7.2 ppg, No. 3 Pac-12), rushing TDs (15, No. 4 Pac-12, No. T36 NCAA), rushing yards per game (92.9 ypg, No. 5 Pac-12, No. 36 NCAA), rushing yards (1115, No. 6 Pac-12, No. 37 NCAA), rush yards per carry (5.31 ypg, No. 7 Pac-12, No. 54 NCAA), all-purpose yards (122.6 ypg, No. 8 Pac-12, No. 46 NCAA) and scoring (7.2 ppg, No. 10 Pac-12, No. T73 NCAA)
► Scored a total of 86 points that was the most by non-kickers and second overall on the squad, adding one two-point conversion reception to his touchdown total
► Averaged a team-high 92.9 yards rushing per game over 12 contests and 11 starts
► Scored at least one touchdown in 10 consecutive games and had a rushing score in seven straight contests at one point before not scoring in the season finale against BYU
► Added 33 receptions for 356 yards receiving (10.8 ypc, 29.7 ypg) and two scores
► Had a team-high 1,471 all-purpose yards with the combined 1,471 rushing and receiving yards the most by a Cal player since 2008 when Jahvid Best combined for 1,826 (1580 rushing, 246 receiving)
► On the receiving end of a 92-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff against Colorado that is the longest pass play in school history
► Had a team-high 10 plays of 20 or more yards from the line of scrimmage (six rush, four pass)
► Set Cal single-game team season highs and personal career bests for rushes (30), rushing yards (188), rushing touchdowns (3) and all-purpose yards (208, adding one reception for 20 yards), while adding one two-point conversion also for a team-high and career-best 20 points in a victory at Oregon State
► His 188 rushing yards at Oregon State were the most by a Cal player since Isi Sofele had 190 vs. Oregon State at AT&T Park in 2011, while his three rushing touchdowns and 30 carries were the most since Shane Vereen had three rushing touchdowns and 193 yards on 42 carries at Stanford in 2009
► Earned multiple honors for his performance at Oregon State, picking up the Pac-12 Player of the Week Award from SEVEN Magazine Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl and honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for its national Running Back of the Week honor
► Totaled five 100-yard rushing games including three of his last four contests, adding 130 yards on 26 carries vs. BYU, 123 yards on 20 carries at Arizona, 108 yards on 18 carries vs. Colorado and 103 yards on 18 carries against Stanford
► Rushed for at least 60 yards in five other contests vs. Sacramento State (9-94), at Washington State (17-71), vs. Oregon (15-85) and at USC (19-86), while his other contests were against UCLA (19-44) and at Northwestern (8-22)
► Had at least one rushing touchdown in nine of 12 contests, adding two vs. UCLA for the first multiple rushing TD game of his career, and one each vs. Sacramento State, at Arizona, at Washington State, vs. Washington, vs. Oregon, at USC and vs. Stanford
► Had at least one touchdown in 10 straight games and one on the ground in eight straight contests before not scoring in the season finale against BYU
► Registered season highs of eight receptions and 101 yards receiving in the middle of a nine-game run of at least one reception in each contest vs. Colorado (1-92-TD), at Washington State (5-42-TD), vs. Washington (6-35), vs. UCLA (3-17), vs. Oregon (8-101), at Oregon State (1-20), at USC (1-29), vs. Stanford (1-0) and vs. BYU (3-13)
► Had a pair of games with 200 or more all-purpose yards, adding 200 vs. Colorado when he earned College Football Performance Awards national honorable mention honors for All-Purpose Performer of the Week to his team season-high and career-best 208-yard performance at Oregon State, among nine games with 100 or more all-purpose yards also at Arizona (123), at Washington State (103), vs. Washington (106), vs. Oregon (186), at USC (105), vs. Stanford (103) and vs. BYU (143)
► Registered five tackles with single stops at Northwestern, vs. Sacramento State, vs. Colorado, vs. UCLA and vs. Stanford
► Had his first career multi-score game at Washington State with one touchdown rushing and one receiving
► One of seven running backs nationally with both 130 catches and 30 receptions????
► Team captain
► Preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award
► 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 season 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 season highs of five receptions for 35 yards vs. Oregon that included a season-long 17-yard catch and three receptions 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 season-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 career-high-tying two against Oregon State and one each vs. Northwestern and at UCLA
► Named a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Scholar-Athlete of the Week for September 30 – October 6, 2013
► Missed contact action during spring practices and the team’s spring game due to injury

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 the longest run of his career for a touchdown 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 season-high 74 yards against Southern Utah with his career-high 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, eight 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 (Class of 2011)
► 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
► 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 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 had 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
► Major is sociology

Lasco's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 30 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Rushing Yards: 188 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Rushing TDs: 3 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Long Rush: 77TD (vs. Southern Utah, 2012)
Receptions: 8 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Receiving Yards: 101 (vs. Oregon, 2014)
Receving TDs: 1 (twice, last at Washington State, 2014)
Long Reception:
92TD (vs. Colorado, 2014)
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: 208 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Tackles: 2 (four times, last vs. Ohio State, 2013)
PAT Receptions: 1 (at Oregon State, 2014)
Points: 20 (at Oregon State, 2014)

Last Updated
February 25, 2015

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