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#43 Matt Lorbeck

Height 6-4
Weight 255 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Green Bay, Wis.
High School Bay Port
Previous School Northern Illinois

Hawk Item – – Joined Iowa program in fall, 2020 as a graduate transfer from Northern Illinois . . . also had redshirt season available.

2019 – – Played in 12 games, recording 15 solo stops and 19 assists, with 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks . . . caused three fumbles, with one pass break-up and one QB pressure . . . one solo stop and two assists vs. Illinois State . . . four tackles at Utah, including two solo stops and one tackle for loss . . . one solo tackle and one assist at Nebraska, with one QB pressure . . . one assist at Vanderbilt . . . season-best six stops vs. Ball State, including three solo tackles, a shared tackle for loss and a forced fumble . . . two solo stops and two assists at Ohio, including shared tackle for loss . . . five tackles at Miami, including four assists and a shared tackle for loss . . . one solo tackle and one assist to go with a pass break-up vs. Akron, including solo QB sack . . . one assisted tackle at Central Michigan and at Toledo . . . two solo stops and one solo tackle vs. Eastern Michigan . . . two solo stops and two forced fumbles vs. Western Michigan, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack.

2018 – – Started three games, including Iowa, Utah, and the MAC Championship win over Buffalo . . . all but four of his 21 tackles were solo stops . . . contributed 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in 14 games to rank sixth on the team in tackles for loss and fourth in sacks . . . registered three tackles for loss, with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble, in totaling four solo stops vs. Utah . . . two tackles, with a shared sack against Central Michigan . . . recovered a fumble at Florida State . . . one sack and three tackles at BYU . . . two tackles, including one for loss, at Akron . . . recorded a sack and three solo tackles at Western Michigan.

2017 – – One of four true freshmen, and one of two on defense, to letter in 2017 . . . saw action in 12 games, totaling seven tackles, with three solo stops . . . broke up a pass vs. Eastern Illinois, and tallied one quarterback hurry on the year . . . recorded five of his seven stops, two solo, in extensive action vs. Duke in the Quick Lane Bowl . . . recorded an assisted tackle at Nebraska for his first career stop . . . credited with a solo stop against Ball State.

High school honors – – First-team all-conference, all-area and all-state selection as a senior . . . second-team all-conference as a junior . . . Career – – Recorded 187 tackles, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in final two seasons . . . holds school records in both the squat (521 pounds) and power clean (315) . . . helped lead team post a 9-0 conference record and 2016 Fox River Classic Conference championship.

Personal – – Born 4/25/99 in Green Bay, Wisconsin . . . open major . . . parents are Colleen and Jim Lorbeck . . .  open major . . . high school coach was Gary Westerman.

Career Bests
Tackles: 6 vs. Ball State, 10/5/19
Tackles for Loss: 3 vs. Utah, 9/8/18
Sacks: 2 vs. Utah, 9/8/18
Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Western Michigan, 11/26/19
Pass Break-Ups: 1, twice, last vs. Akron, 10/26/19

Career Bests    Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks PBU QBH  FF RF Blk
Freshman 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 0
Sophomore 17 4 21 6,5-32 4.5-25 0 3 1 1 0
Junior 15 19 34 5.5-23 2-13 1 1 3 0 0
Career    35 27 62 12-55 6.5-38 2 5 4 1 0