Derrick Lassic is a running back in former American football. He played soccer college at Alabama University and played with the National Football League of 49ers (NFL) with the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers and San Francisco.
Derrick Lassic’s Age, Bio, Wiki, College
Lassic graduated North Rockland High School, where he helped his team gain three consecutive Class A bowl wins in section 1. He set county records as a senior with 1,719 rushing yards, 31 touchdowns, and 194 scored points, while being named the all-American New York State Great School Player of the Year, All-state, and USA Today’s High School. He had 31 catches also for 586 yards. He’d played baseball and track.
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Derrick Lassic’s Alabama Football
He has received a University of Alabama football scholarship. He was fifth on the team as a redshirt freshman, getting 142 running yards on 33 attempts. He rushed out for 58 yards on 8 carries in the 32-16 victory over Louisiana State University. He made 4 catches for 80 yards including a 54-yard catch in the 37–14 win against the University of Southern Mississippi. Alabama won their first SEC Championship since 1981 that season. A turf toe fracture slowed him down the next year, running on 68 carries for 281 yards.
He scored his first touchdown (an 18-yard run) against the University of Southern Mississippi in a 24–27 season opener loss. He was the backup running behind Siran Stacy as a sophomore, recording 368 rushing yards (third on the team) and 2 touchdowns. The following year he became a starter, recording 905 rushing yards on 178 carriers (5.1 yards per carry), 10 running touchdowns, 129 yards receiving and one touchdown receiving. After Alabama beat Miami 34-13 to win the National Championship he was named the 1993 Sugar Bowl MVP that season. He finished his 11th season on the all-time rushing list for the school (1,696 yards).
Derrick Lassic’s Career
Lassic was selected in the fourth round (94th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. After Emmitt Smith contract holdout extended into regular season, the team was forced to field him in the first two games (both losses). He was the first rookie to run back in the history of the league to start a season opener for a reigning Super Bowl champion, and the third rookie to start a season opener in franchise history.
While Smith signed in time against the Phoenix Cardinals for the third game, Lassic still began and led the team in rushing with 60 yards on 14 carries, scoring his first 2 touchdowns during a 17–10 victory. His workload was reduced significantly from that point on the way to the Cowboys winning back-to-back Super Bowls.
He rushed for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns 75 times in 1993 but endured the national burden and loyalty his teammates had towards Smith. Erik Williams criticized Lassic’s running style, saying “He’s going too hard. We’ve got a flow and he’s not able to see it,” Nate Newton said, “Lassic was a good boy, but we needed Emmitt in the lineup if we wanted to get back to the Super Bowl. He was hampered the next season with a torn ligament that he sustained during a pre-season game in his right knee, until he was placed on the injured reserve list on December 6, 1994. He is remembered in Cowboys lore for being the starting running back for the 1993 season’s first two games, when Smith held out in a contract dispute.
In the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft the Carolina Panthers picked him from the Cowboys roster. On 28 August, after suffering from knee, hamstring and thigh injuries in the training camp, the team reached an injury settlement with him.
San Francisco 49ers
In 1996, Lassic signed with the San Francisco 49ers and was waived on 30 July.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
He signed with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts in 1998, and was released on August 18.
Derrick Lassic’s Net Worth
Derrick Lassic has played football for North Rockland High School in middle school. Lassic was on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team for college football. Lassic was selected number 94 in round 4 in the 1993 NFL draft. Lassic has played for the Dallas Cowboys in the past, with Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, and Toronto Argonauts. Some of Derrick Lassic’s career highlights include: Southeastern Conference, All-American Honorable-mention and Super Bowl winner.
Many of the most popular numbers from Lassic include 3 Touchdowns, 269 Rushing yards, 10 Games played and 3 Games started. NFL pay varies significantly. NFL players earn $400,000-$ 600,000 a year at the lowest level. NFL players can earn $50 million or more at the highest possible level. The NFL salary cap amounts to almost $170 million.
Derrick Lassic’s Wife, Married, Divorced
Derrick is engaged to Arthel Neville in 1995 and after 3 years they split each other. Eventually they divorced in 1998, along with co-anchor Eric Shawn. Neville is the daughter of Doris Neville and Art Neville, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, solo artist and member of the New Orleans music groups The Hawket.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Arthel Neville graduated from the St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans. She moved to New York City after graduating, to try acting and modeling. Before returning to New Orleans, she landed commercials and a regular appearance on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Until transferring to journalism at Southern Methodist University, she studied in prepharmacy at Xavier University.
She moved to Austin’s University of Texas where she could receive a bachelor’s degree in journalism while working as a reporter as well. She began her career as a general assignment reporter at KVUE-TV when she was a junior at Austin School of Journalism at the University of Texas.
Derrick Lassic’s Height
Derrick Lassic has an impressive body form, and a decent 5 foot 10 inch height. He’s got a great body figure that highlights his sweet, perfectly round face. He is decently tall, has a body weight of 75 kilograms, holds perfect figure. He has been drawn by the captivating black eyes and black hair making her even more stunning and enchanting.
Derrick Lassic’s Movies “Any Given Sunday”, Now
Derrick Lassic recently appeared in the film “Any Given Sunday,” and several other features. He currently lives in Atlanta, Ga., where he is involved in medical sales.