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Players

Daniel Lasco
RB #36
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
Age:
25
College:
California
Hometown:
The Woodlands, TX
Experience:
2

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COLLEGE CAREER – Lasco comes to New Orleans after finishing his college career with 2,395 career all-purpose yards over 41 games and 15 starts including 1,872 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground to rank 10th on Cal’s all-time list. Fully healthy after being limited due to injuries in his senior campaign, Lasco will look to return to the form of his junior season in 2014, when he rushed for 1,115 yards and tallied 1,471 total yards from scrimmage. His health was backed up at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine where he posted a broad jump of 11’3” that is the longest ever by a running back at the event to pair with a 41.5 vertical jump that was tied for third all-time at the event by his position group.

COLLEGE CAREER – Lasco comes to New Orleans after finishing his college career with 2,395 career all-purpose yards over 41 games and 15 starts including 1,872 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground to rank 10th on Cal’s all-time list. Fully healthy after being limited due to injuries in his senior campaign, Lasco will look to return to the form of his junior season in 2014, when he rushed for 1,115 yards and tallied 1,471 total yards from scrimmage. His health was backed up at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine where he posted a broad jump of 11’3” that is the longest ever by a running back at the event to pair with a 41.5 vertical jump that was tied for third all-time at the event by his position group.

2015– Team captain voted on by teammates for second straight year…Rushed for 331 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries in nine games with three starts as he missed four games and was limited in others due to injury…Added four receptions for 24 yards and a kick return for five yards to total 360 all-purpose yards…Rushed for season-high 123 yards rushing and a touchdown on season-high 19 carries while adding a catch for zero yards vs. San Diego State before suffering a fourth-quarter injury that also caused him to miss next two games…Had 64 yards rushing and a touchdown as well as a reception for -7 yards and a kick return for five yards while he also had a career-high three tackles vs. USC…Other rushing numbers came at Oregon (8-51), vs. Oregon State (4-38), vs. Washington State (10-22), vs. Grambling State (5-14, TD), at Utah (1-10) and at UCLA (3-9) while adding a 20-yard reception vs. Grambling and an 11-yard catch vs. Washington State…Forced a fumble and had a tackle in final college game vs. Air Force in Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl…Also had a tackle at Utah…Preseason Doak Walker Award national honors candidate. 2014 – Named Cal football’s MVP and earned an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection from league coaches after becoming the first Cal player to rush for 1,000 yards since Isi Sofele in 2011 by totaling 1,115 yards on 210 carries, while adding 14 TDs including 12 rushing 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, 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 (1,115, 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 squad, adding the two-point conversion reception to his point total…Averaged a team-high 92.9 yards rushing per game over 12 contests and 11 starts…Scored at least one TD in 10 consecutive games and had a rushing score in seven straight contests at one point before not scoring in finale vs. BYU…Added 33 receptions for 356 yards receiving (10.8 ypc, 29.7 ypg) and two scores…Had team-high 1,471 all-purpose 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 TD pass from Jared Goff vs. Colorado, the longest pass play in school history…Team-high 10 plays of 20 or more yards from the line of scrimmage…Set Cal single-game season-highs and personal career bests for rushes (30), rushing yards (188), rushing TDs (3) and all-purpose yards (208), while adding two-point conversion also for a team-high and career-best 20 points in win at Oregon State…188 rushing yards at Oregon State were the most by a Cal player since Isi Sofele had 190 vs. Oregon State in 2011, while his three rushing TDs and 30 carries were the most since Shane Vereen had three rushing TDs and 193 yards on 42 carries at Stanford in 2009…Earned multiple honors for performance at Oregon State, picking up Pac-12 Player of the Week…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 vs. Stanford…Rushed for 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 vs. 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 TD in 10 straight games and one on the ground in eight straight contests before not scoring in the 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 two 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. 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 TDs, 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...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 rushing 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), vs. Northwestern (9-38), at Stanford (6-22) and in first career start 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 season-high 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. 2012– Played in all 12 games, seeing action both as a reserve tailback and on special teams, earning the team’s J. Scott Duncan Award as its Special Teams MVP…Recorded team-high 12 special teams tackles and 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 TD on six carries, with 77 of his yards coming on the longest run of his career for a TD against Southern Utah that was the team’s second-longest run of the campaign…Added three kick returns for 42 yards to finish with 151 all-purpose yards…Finished with two rushes for season-high 74 yards vs. 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 one yard at Oregon State for his other offensive stats…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 season-high 82 all-purpose yards vs. 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 vs. Arizona State and UCLA and at Oregon State…Had single tackles vs. Nevada, Southern Utah, Stanford, Washington and Oregon and at Utah…Forced fumbles vs. Nevada and Washington. 2011 – Redshirted.

PERSONAL – Prepstar All-American in 2010 at the Woodlands (Texas) HS…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 (8.6 avg.)…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 carries as a sophomore for an 8.1 yards per attempt average…Became his school’s first freshman to ever play varsity football in 2007 when he was called up in Week 10 after rushing for 3,500 yards and 32 touchdowns at the lower levels…Contributed a combined 341 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground 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 rushing 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…Full name is Daniel Lee Lasco II…Born Oct. 9, 1992…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.

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  • Saints Spotlight: Daniel Lasco

    (03:25) By Brendan Hassett - Posted Sep 16, 2017

    Get to know Saints running back Daniel Lasco in this week's Saints Spotlight (New Orleans Saints Video)

  • Lasco: 'I'm just competing with myself'

    (03:35) Posted Aug 4, 2017

    Daniel Lasco speaks to the media at 2017 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at Ochsner Sports Performance Center on August 4, 2017.

  • Saints Two-Point Conversion

    (00:00:14:05) By NFL.com - Posted Sep 1, 2016

    New Orleans Saints rookie running back Daniel Lasco scores on a two-point conversion following an Austin Johnson touchdown.

  • Daniel Lasco Texans Postgame Interview

    (01:17) By Brendan Hassett - Posted Aug 20, 2016

    Saints running back Daniel Lasco recaps the Saints preseason game vs the Houston Texans and what it was like playing in his hometown for the first time (New Orleans Saints Video)