Ex-UCLA coach Jim Mora never divulged the reasons for issuing a 3-game suspension to Jordan Lasley earlier this season. Turns out that time away from football might have been the best thing to happen to Lasley.
Since returning to action Nov. 11 against Arizona State, Lasley has been arguably the best wide receiver in the country. He’s had 29 receptions for 593 yards and 5 touchdowns including back-to-back 200-yard games.
The most recent, a 12-catch, 227-yard effort in UCLA’s 30-27 win over California last Friday to secure bowl eligibility, landed Lasley on Pro Football Focus’ National Offensive Team of the Week.
PFF Week 13 – National Team of the Week – Offense pic.twitter.com/qovjTKjMET
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) November 28, 2017
Lasley, a 6’1”, 210-pound junior, has 61 catches for 1,136 yards and 8 TDs this season. The receptions and yardage are tops on UCLA despite him only playing in 8 of 12 games for the Bruins, partly due to a rash of injuries to the receiving corps but also his explosive November.
His receiving yardage is the most by a UCLA player since Nelson Rosario had 1,161 in 2011. The school single-season record is 1,494 by Freddie Mitchell in 2000.
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