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Paul Lasike Athlete Profile

#33 Paul Lasike

Position: Running Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 232 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Mission: AL Last School: Church College of New Zealand

Conference Honors

  • Named to the 2014 College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team

Career Summary

Paul Lasike came to BYU from Church College of New Zealand. He was a three-time letterman who played in 38 games and started in 19. He tallied 843 rushing yards during his career. As a junior he was third on the team with 350 rushing yards. Lasike registered 322 receiving yards as a Cougar and was fourth on the team with 25 receptions for 267 yards as a senior. He helped BYU to a No. 10 national ranking in rushing offense in 2013. Lasike was also named to the 2014 College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals and later with the Chicago Bears


  • A rugby All-American for BYU
  • Served an LDS mission in Alabama

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Played in 12 games
  • Totaled 33 carries, 129 yards and two touchdowns, adding one reception for 25 yards
  • Had 10 carries, 40 yards and two touchdowns vs. Hawai'i and a 25-yard reception
  • Rushed 12 times for 44 yards vs. Idaho

2013 | Junior Year

  • Rushed for 87 yards on 15 attempts and one touchdown in win over Texas
  • Had 31 rushing yards against Boise State
  • Played in all 13 games and started eight
  • Finished third on the team with 350 rushing yards

2014 | Senior Year

  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard rush to put BYU up 7-3 against Nevada
  • Had first receiving touchdown of his career on a 20-yard reception vs. Nevada and ended game with career highs of 69 yards receiving on five catches
  • Scored his second rush TD of the year on a run over the right side for a 2-yard score with 20 seconds left in the third quarter, extending BYU’s lead to 21-7 in the win against Middle Tennessee
  • Carried the ball eight times for 70 yards with two touchdowns while also adding a career-long 26-yard touchdown reception for his career-high third TD of the game
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team
  • Registered his sixth and seventh rushing touchdowns of the year, punching in a 3-yard run to help BYU take a 28-24 lead with 3:11 left in the first half and a 7-yard run with 10:52 left in the fourth against Memphis
  • Fourth on the team with 25 catches for 267 yards and two scores
  • Rushed the ball 79 times for 364 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per attempt
  • Returned five kickoffs for an average of 18.6 yards per return with a long of 25
  • Started 10 games and played in 13 while earning letterman honors