Lassiter played two years at Butler
Former football player for Butler Community College and University of Kansas, Kwamie Lassiter, died Sunday at the age of 49.
Lassiter, the former safety for the Arizona Cardinals, had four interceptions int he Cardinals’ 1998 season-ending victory to clinch a playoff berth.
Arizona media reported that Lassiter had suffered a heart attack while working out.
The former Kansas player also had nine interceptions in 2001 and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl.
Lassiter played eight seasons with the Cardinals, for San Diego in 2003 and St. Louis in 2004. His career highlights include 25 interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.
Lassiter starred at Menchville High School in Newport News, Va., and played two years at Butler County Community College in El Dorado before transferring to Kansas, where he played from 1992 to 1994.
Lassiter remained involved with the Cardinals in many capacities, working with the team’s alumni group and being a frequent contributor to the club’s broadcast team. He also created the Kwamie Lassiter Foundation to help raise awareness for children dealing with health issues.
His son, Kwamie Lassiter II, is a wide receiver at Kansas.