Last season in a dismal year for the California Golden Bears freshman wide receiver Kenny Lawler showcased his ability to make spectacular touchdown catches.
Today the sophomore illustrated that 2014 will become more of the same. Against Sacramento State in a 55-14 win, Lawler made one of the plays of the day in college football as he made a spectacular one-handed catch while being well defended. The win marks the first time Cal has gone 2-0 to start a season since 2011 a year in which the Bears went 7-6.
Against Arizona in 2013 Lawler made an even more difficult one-handed grab as quarterback Jared Goff wasn’t on target with the throw and he had to reach out with one hand to secure the football to come up with the catch.
For an encore in that same game, Lawler made an acrobatic catch along the sidelines with two hands, this time the question became whether or not he had possessions of the football and got one foot down, which he did.
While he doesn’t get the attention that wide receivers Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs get, Lawler has been productive in 2014 of his eight total receptions three have gone for touchdowns.