The Biletnikoff Award just added a third member of the UCLA Football team as WR Jordan Lasley has made it onto the prestigious watch list.
It is no secret that the UCLA Football team has had an offensive awakening. This season, UCLA has one of the best offenses in the country. More specifically, they have had one of the best passing offenses in the nation.
Junior QB Josh Rosen has been stellar in his comeback, but he could not have done it without the work of his receivers. Because of this, another one of his targets is getting recognition.
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Junior WR Jordan Lasley has been added to the Belitnikoff Award watch list. He is the third Bruin to be added to the list after WR Darren Andrews and TE Caleb Wilson made it a few weeks back. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the top receiver at any position.
Lasley, who should play a bigger role in the receiving game after the season-ending injury to Wilson, has been incredible as the third option this season, though he is putting up lead receiver numbers.
Currently, Lasley is 2nd in the Pac-12 and 6th in the nation with 116.5 receiving yards per game and he has done this on only 26 catches. Andrews (40) and Wilson (38) lead the Bruins in receptions. He is also second on the team in receiving touvhdowns with three, behind Andrews’ seven.
Though he has had trouble staying in the coaches’ good graces in the past, he has stepped up as a leader this season. Lasley has always been a talented player and this season he is taking his talents to the next level.
With the way Lasley and the UCLA offense is clicking, the redshirt junior could not only be a nominee for the All-Pac-12 team, but he is also increasing his stock for the NFL Draft. Congratulations, Lasley!