Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020, seeing action in one game . . . Two-time Dean’s List honoree (2021 fall, 2022 spring).
2022 – – Listed as second team tight end following spring practice.
2021 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana, recording one reception for 15 yards . . . saw action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . one reception for 17 yards at ISU . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . one of two tight ends in the starting line-up in 24-14 win over Colorado State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . two receptions for 25 yards vs. PSU, with a long of 14 yards . . . did not see action in 24-7 loss to Purdue due to injury . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . one of two tight ends in starting line-up in 17-12 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . one of two tight ends in starting line-up in 27-22 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . one reception for career-long 27 yards at Nebraska . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . one reception for 22 yards vs. Michigan . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 27 yrds vs. Kentucky, with a long of 15 yards.
2020 – – Redshirted . . . saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 405 yards total offense.
High School Honors — Earned first-team all-state, all-conference, and all-district honors as a senior . . . named to all-metro team as a senior . . . second-team all-state as a junior, as well as honorable mention on Super 25 team . . . first-team all-conference and all-district as a junior and sophomore . . . honorable mention all-state as a sophomore . . . two-time Back of the Year at Grandview and conference Most Outstanding Player . . . Career — Four-year football letterman as wide receiver, tight end, and defensive back . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . had 57 receptions for 741 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, along with 43 rushing attempts for 357 yards and three touchdowns . . . had five interceptions on defense as a senior . . . had 45 receptions for 763 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, with three interceptions on defense and 13 kickoff returns for 387 yards and two touchdowns . . . had 15 receptions for 416 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore . . . had three interceptions on defense and eight punt returns for 76 yards and one touchdown . . . had one reception for 28 yards and a touchdown as a freshman . . . also earned four letters in basketball and two letters in track.
Personal — Born 6/29/01 . . . pre-business major . . . National Honor Society and Honor Roll as a prep . . . earned Academic All-Ohio recognition . . . parents are Ann and Jim Lachey . . . father played football at Ohio State . . . high school coach was Jason Peters.