UCLA Quarterback Josh Rosen May Be Spectator As Teammate Chases History

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen may become only a spectator in his last game as a Bruin due to a concussion suffered by the quarterback one month ago. Fortunately for Rosen and his UCLA teammates, wide-receiver Jordan Lasley has more than picked up the slack and is looking to complete the unprecedented feat of registering three straight 200-yard receiving games by a UCLA player.

Lasley will join an exclusive group if completing the feat as it has only been accomplished twice in NCAA college football history. Once, in 1965 by Howard Twilley of Tulsa University and then again by Trevor Insley in 1999 while playing for the University of Nevada.

Lasley will have more than a reasonable chance of completing the feat in the Cactus Bowl as their opponent, Kansas State has the second worst passing defense in the country. Although the feat is made a little more difficult due to Rosen’s absence.

Rosen had not passed concussion protocol as of Saturday and some media sources have stated that Rosen has already been ruled out of his team’s bowl game. The junior quarterback expressed how badly he would like to participate in the Cactus Bowl but said he understands the decision is not his own.

Interim Bruins head coach spoke of the focus that Lasley displayed when returning earlier in the season from a three-game suspension and said that “hopefully that will carry over” to the Cactus Bowl as well as throughout the rest of the young receiver’s career.

More and more it seems as if that career will include a chance at competing in the NFL sooner than may be expected. Lasley’s production as a junior receiver for the Bruins has catapulted him to being projected by CBS Sports as one of the top 120 NFL prospects in the country. Lasley has one more year of NCAA eligibility left.

Lasley confesses to dreaming of playing in the NFL next year but says he is able to remain grounded by memories of his suspension.

Lasley says that playing for the NFL has been a dream he has had since childhood but thinks he is ‘doing a good job’ of not thinking about how near the dream might be when considering how much more productive his numbers could be for the season.


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