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LASHAUN WARD
Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: California
Conference: Pac-10
Ht., Wt.: 6'0, 195
40 Time: 4.45
Grade: 3.37

BIO: Two-year starter used at cornerback, receiver and as a kick returner. Caught 39 passes for 709 yards with nine scores last year, also averaging 28.9 yards on 28 kick returns with one score, garnering All-Conference honors as a return specialist. Split time between offense and defense the prior season finishing with eight tackles and one interception while also recording 18-416-4 as a receiver.

POSITIVES: Multi-purpose player whose special teams abilities give him the upper hand. Offers size as a receiver with the ability to outmuscle opponents and makes the difficult catch in traffic. Looks the ball in and also makes a lot of plays down the field. At cornerback a technically sound cover man with excellent footwork, can flip his hips and run downfield with opponents. Aggressive in all aspects of his game and breaks contests wide open with long kick returns.

NEGATIVES: Inconsistent receiver and cannot pluck the ball out of the air. Does not always play with great control. Lacks focus, concentration and lets up in intensity.

ANALYSIS: Abilities to return kicks will land him on a final roster and can be productive at the next level as a nickel back or fourth receiver.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2002 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
39 709 18.18 9

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
35 5 7 0

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