Derrick Lassic

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Derrick Lassic
Date of birth:(1970-01-26) January 26, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth:Haverstraw, New York
Career information
Position(s):Running back
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 4 / Pick: 94
Organizations
As player:
1993-1994
1995
Dallas Cowboys
Carolina Panthers
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com
 
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Derrick Lassic
Date of birth:(1970-01-26) January 26, 1970 (age 43)
Place of birth:Haverstraw, New York
Career information
Position(s):Running back
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 4 / Pick: 94
Organizations
As player:
1993-1994
1995
Dallas Cowboys
Carolina Panthers
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Derrick Owens Lassic (born January 26, 1970) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for the University of Alabama. He is most remembered for being the starting running back for the Cowboys for the first two games (both losses) of the 1993 season while Emmitt Smith held out in a contract dispute.

In ten games (three starts) in 1993 Lassic rushed 75 times for 269 yards and three scores,[1] but he suffered from the loyalty of his teammates to Smith. Erik Williams criticized Lassic's running style, saying "He runs too fast. We have a flow and he isn't able to see it."[2] Nate Newton said, "Lassic was a nice kid, but if we expected to get back to the Super Bowl, we needed Emmitt in the lineup."[3]

He was the 1993 Sugar Bowl MVP after Alabama beat Miami 34-13 to win the National Championship.[4]

He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lassic career stats from Pro Football Reference
  2. ^ Pearlman, Jeff, BOYS WILL BE BOYS: The Glory Days And Party Nights Of The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty (Harper Collins), p. 193
  3. ^ Pearlman, BOYS WILL BE BOYS, p. 195
  4. ^ 59th Annual Sugar Bowl Classic ~ January 1, 1993
  5. ^ 1995 Carolina / Jacksonville Expansion Draft

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