WRAllen Lazard

Iowa State — Big 12
  • Height: 6042
  • Weight: 227
  • Hometown: Urbandale, IA
  • Age: 22

Bio

2017 (Senior): First Team All-Big 12 … Honorable Mention All-American by SB Nation … Biletnikoff Award watch list … played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl … MVP and Offensive Player of the Game in the Liberty Bowl … co-captain … the greatest receiver in Iowa State history, ending career with five career school records and two season marks … one of two Cyclone offensive players (RB Ennis Haywood) in school history to be named First Team All-Big 12 in multiple seasons (2016, 2017) … started 12 of 13 games, leading the team in receptions (71), receiving yards (941), 100-yard receiving games (4) and touchdown catches (10) … his 10 TD catches broke ISU’s single-season mark, ranking 16th nationally in TD catches per game … his 71 receptions ranks second on ISU’s season list and his 941 receiving yards ties for fifth on the school’s season record book … his four 100-yard receiving games ties for third-best total in school history .. ranked 41stnationally in receptions per game (5.5) … caught a pass in all 48 games played, shattering the school record and establishing the nation’s best active streak upon graduation … recorded 108 yards on eight catches in the season-opener vs. UNI and tallied two TD catches vs. Iowa … had three catches for 69 yards and a TD vs. No. 3 Oklahoma … his leaping corner end zone catch vs. the Sooners proved to be the game-winner with 2:19 remaining in the game … posted six receptions for 106 to help ISU upset No. 4 TCU … snared nine catches for 126 yards and two TDs vs. Oklahoma State, his fourth career multi-TD catch game of his career … had six receptions for 95 yards vs. Kansas State … capped off his incredible career with 10 receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown in ISU’s victory over No. 19 Memphis in the Liberty Bowl … his 10 catches tied the Liberty Bowl record and was the most by a Cyclone in a bowl game … earned MVP and Offensive Player of the Game honors in the Liberty Bowl … ISU’s career leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (3,360), 100-yard receiving games (12), consecutive 100-yard games (4) and consecutive games with a reception (48) … ranks second in career TD catches and 10th in total touchdowns (26) … his 3,360 career receiving yards ranks ninth in Big 12 history … also owns ISU season records in TD catches (10) and 100-yard receiving games (6) … only player in school history with four 40+ reception and 500+ receiving yard seasons.

2016 (Junior): First-Team All-Big 12 by the Coaches and ESPN … co-captain … Pete Taylor Most Valuable Player … Biletnikoff Award watch list … started 11 of 12 games played, leading the team in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,018) and TD catches (7) … broke the school record for 100-yard receiving games with six, ranking second in the Big 12 and tying for 12th nationally … 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) … fourth player in school history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a season, ranking third on ISU’s receiving yard list (1,018) … his 69 receptions is the third-best season total in school history and his seven TD catches ties for ninth … tallied a team-high 11 receptions of 30 yards or longer … led the Big 12 in first down catches with 54 ... opened the season with back-to-back 100-yard games vs. UNI (129) and Iowa (111) … had six receptions, including two for TDs, vs. Oklahoma State … had eight receptions for 134 yards vs. Kansas State … recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 120 yards and a TD vs. Kansas … ended the season with three-straight 100-yard games vs. Kansas (120), Texas Tech (137) and West Virginia (103) to tie the school record … finished strong, averaging 7.0 receptions and 114.0 yards in his last five games.

2015 (Sophomore): Second-Team All-Big 12 by the AP, Third-Team by Phil Steele and Honorable Mention by the Coaches … named to ESPN’s Big 12 All-Underclassman team for second-straight season … Pete Taylor Most Valuable Player … started all 11 games he played in, leading the team in receptions (56), receiving yards (808) and TD catches (6) … ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 59th nationally in receptions per game (5.1) … was sixth in the Big 12 and 51st in the nation in receiving yardage (73.5) … his 56 catches ties for ninth on ISU’s single-season record list and his 808 receiving yards is the 10th-best total in school history … also ISU’s top punt returner, averaging a school-record 19.5 yards per return in 11 returns, which would have led the conference but did not meet the minimum … in the season-opener vs. UNI, tallied a TD on four catches for 43 yards … also had 100 punt return yards on four returns … recorded six catches for 75 yards and a TD vs. Kansas … tallied a career-high 147 yards receiving vs. TCU, including a career-long 74-yard TD snare … posted his second 100-yard game (101) on eight catches vs. Oklahoma … caught a pair of TD passes vs. Kansas State on five catches for 87 yards.

2014 (Freshman): Named to the Big 12’s honorable mention All-Freshman team and earned ESPN.com Big 12 All-Underclassman honors … played in 12 games, starting the final 11 contests of the season … second on the team in receptions (45) and receiving yards (593) … recorded three TDs … both reception and receiving totals rank second all-time for an ISU freshman … caught a pass in all 12 games … first catch of his career went for 48 yards, a season long, vs. North Dakota State … caught his first career TD pass vs. Kansas while earning his first career start … tallied eight catches for a season-high 96 yards and a TD vs. Toledo … equaled his season best for receptions with eight against Texas, recording 88 yards receiving and one TD … had five catches for 70 yards vs. Kansas.

High School: Chose Iowa State over Notre Dame, Nebraska, Stanford, California and Iowa … four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout …  considered one of the nation’s best prospects … honored as a First-Team American Family Insurance All-USA All-American at wide receiver … earned All-America honors from Max Preps, State Farm and USA Today … ranked as the 47th-best recruit overall by Rivals … ranked No. 122 by Scout and No. 143 by ESPN, respectively, in their overall national rankings … rated as the 7th-best wide receiver by Rivals and the 18th-best by ESPN … No. 1 recruit in Iowa by Rivals … invited to the Nike “The Opening” camp in 2013 … played in the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in 2013 … participated in the 2014 USA Army All-America Bowl … three-time Des Moines Register Elite All-State pick … named to the Elite Team as a defensive back in 2011 and 2012 … made the Elite Team in 2013 as a wide receiver … holds school career records in receptions (105), receiving yards (2,349), touchdowns (34) and interceptions (14) … named Des Moines Register's Western Iowa Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, catching 49 passes for 1,065 yards and 21 touchdowns … had 32 tackles and five interceptions on defense … named Des Moines Register's Western Iowa Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, registering 86 tackles … caught 40 passes for 928 yards and 11 touchdowns … as sophomore in 2011, had 94 tackles and eight interceptions, returning three interceptions for a TD in a quarter to tie a national record … ended career with 212 tackles, 14 interceptions and four interception return for TDs … four-year varsity starter … coached by Sam Anderson.

Personal: Born Dec. 11, 1995 … son of Kevin and Mary Lazard … father, Kevin, played football at Iowa State from 1990-93 … Kevin was named co-captain as a senior (1993), registering 50 tackles and two interceptions at defensive back … brother, Anthony, played football at Iowa State (2013-16) … communications studies major.