Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard is the only Cyclone set to participate in the NFL Combine — which will begin on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
And the all-time leader in Iowa State receiving yards will be using his platform for a good cause.
Lazard told the Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch that he will be raising money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at the event. Lazard said he will ask fans to pledge money for every inch of his vertical leap at the combine.
For Lazard, the fight against pancreatic cancer hits home. His grandfather died from the disease in 2014.
Lazard spoke to Birch on just how much the opportunity to honor his late grandfather at the event means to him:
“He was a big influence on my life and someone that I very much respected and looked up to. Losing him was something that was kind of hard for me, and this is a way I can honor him and everything that he’s done for me in my life … Giving back is something that I’ve always loved doing, whether it’s in the community, physically, or being able to donate money and raise awareness for the public.”
According to Birch, Lazard is encouraging fans to visit PledgeIt.org/Allen-Lazard should they be interested in pledging a donation.
The NFL Combine will last until March 5. The NFL Draft will later take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28. Iowa State sits last among Power 5 programs in all-time draft picks — with 117 Cyclones drafted over the years.
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