Seastrunk with Baylor in 2012
|No. 41 Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Date of birth:||July 29, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Temple, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Temple (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Lache J. Seastrunk (pronounced //; born July 29, 1991) is an American football running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Baylor. Seastrunk was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
A native of Temple, Texas, Seastrunk 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. He chose Oregon over Auburn among others.
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.
Seastrunk was also a standout track athlete, he has personal bests of 10.50 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 .
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." 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. He did not win the Heisman Trophy.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 in||201 lb||30 in||9 1⁄4 in||4.51 s||41.5 in||11 ft 2 in||15 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Seastrunk was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 186th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $2.33 million contract with the Redskins on May 16, 2014. 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. He was not signed to the practice squad.
On May 19, 2016, Seastrunk signed with the Calgary Stampeders. On June 19, 2016, Seastrunk was released.
On June 26, 2016, Seastrunk was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster.
New York Jets
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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- Bleacher Report Retrieved 2013-Jul-29.
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- NFL Combine Profile
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- Titans Sign Eight Players to Futures Contracts
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- Lange, Randy (August 13, 2016). "Lache Seastrunk joins green & white roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- Allen, Eric. "Jets Release 11, Place Devin Smith on PUP List". NewYorkJets.com.