Allen Lazard earns invite to NFL Combine


Former Iowa State senior Allen Lazard celebrates after a touchdown catch in the second half against Memphis on Dec. 30, 2017. Lazard was named the MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Jack Macdonald

Allen Lazard stepped onto Iowa State’s campus four years ago with a goal of making it to the NFL. Now, four years later, Lazard is one step closer after the Des Moines Register said that he was invited to attend the NFL Combine Thursday night.

“I’m up for the challenge and I want to be able to showcase what I’m able to do for these scouts,” Lazard said in the Des Moines Register article. 

The Combine is set to take place from Feb. 27 to March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana — the same place the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts play their home games. 

Lazard ended his career in the cardinal and gold as one of the most decorated wide receivers to step onto Jack Trice Field. The Urbandale native ended his career with 241 receptions, 3,360 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns. The 6-foot-5 receiver also recorded a catch in 48 games, good for one in every game he suited up in. 

The Combine is by invitation only and draws in the best of the best from what college football has to offer. The players go through physical and mental tests in front of NFL scouts. 

“I’d try to watch to see what drills they were doing and what their times were like and what not,” Lazard said.