Lache Seastrunk

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Lache Seastrunk
Lache seastrunk baylor.jpg
Seastrunk during his time at Baylor in a game against Texas Tech in 2012.
No. 35
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-29) July 29, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Temple (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Lache Seastrunk
Lache seastrunk baylor.jpg
Seastrunk during his time at Baylor in a game against Texas Tech in 2012.
No. 35
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-29) July 29, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Temple (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Lache J. Seastrunk (pronounced lake;[needs IPA] born July 29, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Baylor. He was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of Temple, Texas, he attended Temple High School, where he finished his high school career with 4,127 yards and 52 touchdowns. He was a 2009 USA Today All-USA selection. Regarded as a five-star prospect by Rivals.com, he was listed as the No. 3 running back in the class of 2010. He played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1] He chose Oregon over Auburn among others.[2]

The process of his recruitment was part of a 27-month NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting rules violations by Oregon in using a middleman, Willie Lyles, to secure both Seastrunk and LaMichael James for the Ducks; the results were three years' probation and taking away of three scholarships.[3]

Track and field[edit]

Seastrunk was also a standout track athlete, he has personal bests of 10.33 seconds in the 100 meters and 6.60 meters in long jump during his preparatory track career. He clocked at 10.64 in the 100 meters as a sophomore and won the district meet that same year with a time of 10.77 seconds. He broke three Temple High School records (100 meters, 400 meters and long jump) as a 13-year-old eighth-grader .

College career[edit]

Seastrunk attended the University of Oregon for his freshman year. On August 20, 2011 it was reported that Seastrunk was granted a release from Oregon with plans to transfer to Baylor University.

Before the end of the 2012 season, Seastrunk predicted he would win the Heisman Trophy next year and said "I know I am the best back in the country."[4] Seastrunk finished the season with 1,012 yards on 131 carries but averaged 138.2 yards per game and scored five touchdowns during Baylor's 4-1 run to end the season.[5]

Seastrunk announced on January 6, 2014 that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[6]

Career Statistics

RushingReceiving
YearTeamAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsTD
2012Baylor1311,0127.780791071
2013Baylor1581,1777.48011000
Career2892,1897.6801891071

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
5 ft 9 in201 lb30 in9 14 in4.51 s41.5 in11 ft 2 in15 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[7]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Seastrunk was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 186th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[8] This reunited him with his former college quarterback, Robert Griffin III. He signed a four-year, $2.33 million contract with the Redskins on May 16, 2014.[9] The Redskins waived him on August 30, 2014 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season, losing the third-string running back position to fellow rookie Silas Redd.[10] He was not signed to the practice squad.[11]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Seastrunk was signed to the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers on September 16, 2014.[12] He was released by the Panthers on September 25, 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Running backs 2010". Rivals.com. January 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dyer, Kristian (January 27, 2010). "Stud prep RB Seastrunk to pick Oregon over USC". Sports Illustrated. 
  3. ^ Mark Schlabach, Slap on the wrist for Oregon, Kelly, ESPN.com, June 26, 2013, accessed September 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Leache Seastrunk Guarantees 2013 Heisman, Is Generally Really Cocky." SportsGrid.com. Published 2012-Dec-22. Retrieved 2013-Jul-29.
  5. ^ Bleacher Report Retrieved 2013-Jul-29.
  6. ^ Baylor's Lache Seastrunk to enter NFL Draft
  7. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (May 10, 2014). "Redskins Select Running Back Lache Seastrunk". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  9. ^ Jones, Mike (May 16, 2014). "Redskins sign six of eight draft picks to rookie deals". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  10. ^ Keim, John (August 30, 2014). "Washington Redskins cut three RBs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  11. ^ Jones, Mike (1 September 2014). "Redskins not planning on adding Seastrunk to practice squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/Panthers/status/511963746227716097
  13. ^ http://www.catscratchreader.com/2014/9/25/6843787/2014-nfl-carolina-panthers-lache-seastrunk-tauren-poole-practice-squad

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