Player Profile: Kwamie Lassiter II
#8 Kwamie Lassiter II
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
High School: Hamilton HS
2019 (Jr.): Indiana State: Saw action on special teams, returning one punt for 11 yards … Coastal Carolina: Returned two punts for seven yards … at Boston College: Hauled in five catches for a total of 67 yards, with a long reception of 21 yards, all new career bests … West Virginia: Recorded three catches from quarterback Carter Stanley for a total of 45 yards and one touchdown, his first of the season … at TCU: Saw playing time in Fort Worth, but did not record any statistics … Oklahoma: Had one catch on the day …at Texas: Caught five passes on the night, matching his season and career bests … Accumulated 66 yards receiving … His long reception of the night, 36 yards, set a new season and career high … Made one tackle against the Longhorns, the first of his KU career … Texas Tech: Hauled in a season and career-high eight passes for 75 total yards (also a new season and career best) in the Jayhawks’ 37-34 Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders … Kansas State: Did not play in the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown … at Oklahoma State: Back on the gridiron in Stillwater for KU, catching five passes for a total of 35 yards, with a long reception of 20 yards … at Iowa State: Made his second-straight start of the season at wide receiver for the Jayhawks in Ames … Hauled in five receptions from quarterback Carter Stanley for a total of 61 yards on the afternoon, with a long catch of 31 yards … Baylor: In his third start of the year, recorded two catches for a total of eight yards on offense … Also returned one punt on the afternoon … Made a season and career-high two solo tackles against the nationally ranked Bears.
2018 (So.): Hauled in 12 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown … Served as KU’s primary punt returner, averaging 5.6 yards per return … Registered 14 returns for 79 yards, with a long of 21 yards … Nicholls: Recorded 26 yards on two punt returns … at Central Michigan: Caught three passes for five yards and returned three punts for 24 yards … Rutgers:Returned one punt for 12 yards … Oklahoma State: Caught his first-career touchdown as a Jayhawk for 20 yards … at Texas Tech: Caught four balls for 41 yards.
2016: Did not see any game action
High School: Picked up two letters at Hamilton HS under head coach Steve Belles … Earned second team all-punt return as a senior in 2015 … Also earned one letter in track and field … Participated in the Arizona state championships in long jump and triple jump.
Personal: Son of Ericka and Kwamie Lassiter … Father, Kwamie, played at KU from 1992-94, helping lead the Jayhawks to a win in the 1992 Aloha Bowl … Lassiter played in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals (1995–2002), San Diego Chargers (2003) and St. Louis Rams (2004) … Has five brothers: Eric, KaVon, Darius, Kwinton and Kwincy … Majoring in pre-sport management.