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Kwamie Lassiter II

Kwamie Lassiter II

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Name
Kwamie Lassiter II
Hometown
Chandler, Ariz.
Position
Wide Reciever
Height
72 inches
Weight
175 pounds
Current Team
Jayhawks
Past Teams
Huskies
Leagues
NCAA
Seasons
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Short BIOGRAPHY

Kwamie Lassiter II

Kwamie (KJ) Lassiter II plays wide receiver for the University of Kansas Jayhawks football team. Born in Chandler, Arizona, he is the son of Ericka and the late Kwamie Lassiter, who played at KU from 1992-94 and helped lead the Jayhawks to victory in the 1992 Aloha Bowl. A senior majoring in liberal arts and sciences, he will graduate in fall 2020. Kwamie made the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2019.

Like his father, Kwamie has his sights set on joining the National Football League. The elder Lassiter played 10 years in the NFL, including eight for the Arizona Cardinals and holds a tie for the most (four) interceptions in a single NFL game. Kwamie successfully joined the Jayhawks as a walk-on and redshirted his freshman year. Working his way to a starting role and earning a scholarship, he says his first goal was to simply get “my feet on the same college grass where ‘Pops' played.”

Despite a grueling schedule this year against only conference opponents and a season impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Kwamie remains unfazed. Although there is no roar of KU fans in the stands this year because of Covid, and that is strange, he admits, one thing comes in loud and clear.

“In the game, on the field, I hear him telling me what I know I should be doing,” Kwamie says. “Hearing my father’s voice calms me, slows things down, makes it easier.”

Kwamie plays for more than just scoring touchdowns. He plays for his five brothers and two sisters. He plays for his mother Ericka, “the Queen.” He plays for his teammates, the coaches, the KU students, teachers and fans. He plays to honor his father.

“Things are different this year,” Kwamie says. “I’m just glad we still get to play. I love football. I just want to play football.”

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- Recieving -

Season Team REC YDS AVG TD LNG
2018 Jayhawks 12 87 7.3 1 20
2019 Jayhawks 34 352 10.4 1 36
2020 Jayhawks 15 171 11.4 1 37
Career NCAA 61 610 10.0 3 37

- Scoring -

Season Pass Rush REC RET TD 2PT PAT FG PTS
2018 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
2019 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
2020 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
Career 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 22
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