Allen Lazard

Allen Lazard (born December 11, 1995)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa State. He was a top-rated recruit coming out of high school, where he was named a 2013 USA Today High School All-American.[2] Lazard has been selected to the First-team All-Big 12 in both 2016 [3] and 2017[4] and is the career leader in both receptions[5] and receiving yards[6] at Iowa State.

Allen Lazard
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No. 13 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:December 11, 1995 (age 23)
Urbandale, Iowa
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Urbandale (Urbandale, Iowa)
College:Iowa State
Undrafted:2018
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:7
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

High school career

At Urbandale High School, Lazard was a four-year starter on both offense and defense. Lazard still holds the school career records in receptions (105), receiving yards (2,349), touchdowns (34) and interceptions (14).[1] His high school honors include but are not limited to: USA Today All American,[7] Des Moines Register's Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, Defensive Player of the Year in 2012,[8] and a three-time All-State selection.[9]

A consensus four star wide receiver, Lazard was a highly touted recruit out of high school. He was ranked the #1 recruit of the state of Iowa and the 7th best receiver in the country by Rivals.[10] Lazard ultimately followed his father Kevin (1990–93)[11] and brother Anthony (2013–16) in playing for the Iowa State Cyclones over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Stanford, California and Iowa.[12]

Prior to enrolling at Iowa State, Lazard played in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[13]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Allen Lazard
WR
Urbandale, Iowa Urbandale High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Apr 26, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4 stars
   Rivals:
4 stars
   247Sports:
4 stars
   ESPN grade: 83
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 47, 1 (IA), 7 (WR)  247Sports: 78, 2 (IA), 10 (WR)  ESPN: 148, 2 (IA), 18 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Iowa State Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  • "2014 Iowa State Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 4, 2017.

College career

2014 season

Opting not to redshirt, Lazard started 11 of the Cyclones 12 games. He finished second on the team in receptions (45) and receiving yards (593) as well as scoring three touchdowns.[14] Both reception and receiving totals rank second all-time for an ISU freshman. The first catch of his career went for 48 yards against North Dakota State[15] and he caught his first career touchdown pass against Kansas State the next week.[16] His season high was 96 yards and a touchdown against the Toledo Rockets.[17]

At the conclusion of the season, Lazard was named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention team[18] and earned ESPN.com Big 12 All-Underclassman honors.[1]

2015 season

Lazard built on the success from his freshman season by starting all 11 games he played in and lead the team in receptions (56), receiving yards (808) and TD catches (6).[19] He ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 59th nationally in receptions per game (5.1) and was sixth in the Big 12 and 51st in the nation in receiving yardage (73.5).[20][21] His seasons highs included a then career-high 147 yards receiving and a career-long 74 yard touchdown against TCU[22] and a pair of touchdowns on five catches for 87 yards against Kansas State.[23]

Lazard was named Second-Team All-Big 12 by the AP[24] and ESPN’s Big 12 All-Underclassman team for second-straight season as well receiving the Pete Taylor Most Valuable Player.

2016 season

Lazard's breakout season was in 2016 and was one of the greatest single seasons in Cyclone history. He once again lead the team in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,018) and TD catches (7)[25] as well as breaking the school record for 100-yard receiving games with six and becoming the fourth player in school history to record a 1,000 yard season.[26] He ranked sixth in the Big 12 and 37th nationally in receptions per game (5.8) ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 29th nationally in receiving yards per game (84.8).[27][28] Lazard opened the season with back-to-back 100-yard games against in state rivals UNI (129)[29] and Iowa (111).[30] Against Kansas State he tallied eight receptions for 134 yards.[31] He recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown against Kansas.[32] Lazard finished the season with three straight 100-yard games against Kansas (120),[32] Texas Tech (137)[33] and West Virginia (103).[34]

Lazard was named First-Team All-Big 12 by the Coaches[3] and ESPN[35] and as the Pete Taylor Most Valuable Player for the second straight year.[36]

2017 season

In 2017, Lazard continued on his success of 2016. He again led the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns with 71, 941, and 10 respectively.[37] Against Northern Iowa[38], Lazard had eight receptions for 108 yards, he followed that up with two touchdown catches against Iowa the next week.[39] In the win at #3 Oklahoma, Allen had 69 yards and a game-sealing touchdown.[40] In the home victory against TCU, Lazard had another 100-yard performance with 106 yards on six catches.[41] His two best games of the season were nine receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma State[42] and 10 catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Liberty Bowl win against #19 Memphis.[43]

At the conclusion of the season, Lazard was named First-Team All-Big 12 by the coaches[44] and Second-Team All-Big 12 by the media.[45]

College statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yards Avg TDs
2014 Iowa State 12 45 593 13.2 3
2015 Iowa State 11 56 808 14.4 6
2016 Iowa State 12 69 1,018 14.8 7
2017 Iowa State 13 71 941 13.3 10
College Totals 48 241 3,360 13.9 26
Reference:[46]

College Records

Iowa State

  • Career receptions, 241
  • Career receiving yards, 3,360
  • Single season touchdowns, 10 (2017)
  • Consecutive games with a reception, 48
  • Consecutive 100-yard receiving games, 4
  • 100-yard receiving games, 12

Professional career

Lazard received an invitation to take part in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[47]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
227 lb
(103 kg)
4.55 s 38.0 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Jacksonville Jaguars

Lazard signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[48] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[49][50]

Green Bay Packers

On December 18, 2018 Lazard was signed by the Green Bay Packers off the Jaguars practice squad.[51]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2018 GB 1 0 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

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External links

2016 All-Big 12 Conference football team

The 2016 All-Big 12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big 12 Conference players for the 2016 Big 12 Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big 12 selectors: (1) the Big 12 conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big 12 also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

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2016 Iowa State Cyclones football team

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2017 All-Big 12 Conference football team

The 2017 All-Big 12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big 12 Conference players for the 2017 Big 12 Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big 12 selectors: (1) the Big 12 conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big 12 also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2017 Iowa State Cyclones football team

The 2017 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Competing as a member of the Big 12 Conference (Big 12), the team played its home games at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. They were led by second-year head coach Matt Campbell. They finished the season 8–5, 5–4 in Big 12 play to finish in a four-way tie for fourth place. They were invited to the Liberty Bowl where they defeated Memphis.

2017 Liberty Bowl

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Sasha Lazard, American singer

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Simon Lazard (1828–1898), Franco-American banker

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