Lache Seastrunk

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Lache Seastrunk
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Seastrunk with Baylor in 2012
No. -- Free agent
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-29) July 29, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Temple, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Temple (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Lache J. Seastrunk (pronounced /ˈlk/ "lake"; born July 29, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Baylor. Seastrunk was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

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.[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]

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 .

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] He did not win the Heisman Trophy.

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

Career statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2012 Baylor 131 1,012 7.7 80 7 9 107 1
2013 Baylor 158 1,177 7.4 80 11 0 0 0
Career 289 2,189 7.6 80 18 9 107 1

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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 14 in 4.51 s 41.5 in 11 ft 2 in 15 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] 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 waived from the team on September 25, 2014.[13]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Seastrunk was signed to the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans on October 1, 2014.[14]

He signed a futures contract with the Titans on December 29, 2014.[15] He was waived from the team on May 18, 2015.[16]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Seastrunk signed with the Dallas Cowboys in June 2015.[17] He was waived on August 20, 2015.[18]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On May 19, 2016, Seastrunk signed with the Calgary Stampeders. On June 19, 2016, Seastrunk was released.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On June 26, 2016, Seastrunk was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster.

New York Jets[edit]

Seastrunk was signed by the New York Jets on August 13, 2016.[19] On August 28, 2016, Seastrunk was waived by the Jets.[20]

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
  14. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/10/01/titans-add-rb-lache-seastrunk-to-practice-squad/16536497/
  15. ^ Titans Sign Eight Players to Futures Contracts
  16. ^ Alper, Josh (May 18, 2015). "Titans sign two tryout players from rookie minicamp". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  17. ^ George, Brandon. "Dallas Cowboys sign former Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk". cowboysblog.dallasnews.com. The Dallas Morning News Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  18. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 20, 2015). "Cowboys waive running back Lache Seastrunk". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  19. ^ Lange, Randy (August 13, 2016). "Lache Seastrunk joins green & white roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ Allen, Eric. "Jets Release 11, Place Devin Smith on PUP List". NewYorkJets.com. 

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