University of Iowa Athletics
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#7 Spencer Petras

Height 6-5
Weight 231 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown San Rafael, Calif.
High School Marin Catholic
Twitter @spencerpetras
Instagram @spencerpetras7
Spencer Petras - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – One of 10 juniors named to 2021 Player Council . . . ranks 13th in career passing yards with 3,474 yards . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in passing yards (1,569), fourth in passing touchdowns (9), fifth in points responsible for (76), and sixth in passing yards per game (196.1) in 2020 . . . one of seven sophomores named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . enrolled in 2018 spring semester and participated in spring practice . . . redshirted in 2018 after seeing action in just two games . . . one of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018.

2022 – – Listed as first team quarterback following spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Preseason Watch List . . . CollegeSportsMadness.com Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week vs. Maryland . . . named to Davey O’Brien Great 8 list for his play in 51-14 win at Maryland . . . 2021 – – Started at quarterback in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana . . . completed 13-27 pass attempts for 145 yards, with no interceptions . . . rushed five times, including a nine-yard touchdown . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . completed 11-21 attempts for 106 yards and one touchdown, a 26-yarded to give Iowa a 14-3 second quarter advantage . . . started at quarterback in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense . . . completed 25-36 pass attempts for 209 yards and one touchdown vs. Kent State, with no interceptions . . . also had one rushing attempt for five yards . . . scoring strike covered five yards in the second quarter to cap a 20-play, 95-yard scoring drive . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . completed 15-23 pass attempts for 224 yards and two touchdowns vs. CSU, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 43 and 27 yards . . . started at quarterback in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . completed 21-30 pass attempts for 259 yards and three touchdowns at Maryland, with a long of 67 yards . . . 67-yard scoring strike is career long . . . scored two rushing touchdowns, each from one-yard line . . . three passing touchdowns at Maryland matches career high and two rushing touchdowns is career best . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . completed 17-31 pass attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns vs. PSU, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered nine and 44 yards . . . final scoring pass of the game gave Iowa final advantage with 6:26 to play . . . started at quarterback in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . completed 17-32 pass attempts for 195 yards, with four interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . completed 9-19 pass attempts for 93 yards at Wisconsin, with a long of 23 yards . . . started at quarterback in 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . completed 2-4 pass attempts for four yards before leaving the game in the first quarter due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-22 win over Minnesota due to injury . . . did not see action in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . saw action in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . played in second half only at Nebraska, completing 7-13 pass attempts for 102 yards, while rushing two times for six yards and a touchdown . . . two-yard run for winning touchdown with 2:58 remaining . . . started at quarterback in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . completed 9-22 pass attempts for 137 yards vs. Michigan before leaving game in third quarter due to injury . . . started at quarterback in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky as offense rushed for 173 yards and gained 384 yards total offense . . . completed 19-30 pass attempts for 211 yards and one touchdown vs. Kentucky, with three interceptions . . . 36-yard scoring strike to give Iowa 17-13 fourth quarter advantage.

2020 Honors – – Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . 2020 – – Started at quarterback in all eight games . . . completed 140-245 pass attempts for 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns, with five interceptions . . . scored two rushing touchdowns . . . started at quarterback in 24-20 loss at Purdue as offense gained 460 yards total offense . . . completed 22-39 pass attempts for 265 yards in first career start, with no interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 26-50 pass attempts for 216 yards and one touchdown, with three interceptions, vs. Northwestern . . . first career scoring strike covered seven yards . . . also gained 14 yards on five rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense gained 226 rushing yards and 405 yards total offense . . . completed 15-27 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions vs. MSU . . . scoring strike covered 14 yards . . . started at quarterback in 35-7 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 235 yards . . . completed 9-18 pass attempts for 111 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . touchdown strike covered eight yards . . . also rushed three times for 14 yards . . . started at quarterback in 41-21 win at Penn State as offense gained 175 net rushing yards . . . completed 18-28 attempts for 186 yards at PSU, with no interceptions . . . scored second rushing touchdown of the season on a three-yard run . . . started at quarterback in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . completed 18-30 pass attempts for 193 yards vs. Nebraska, with one touchdown and one interception . . . connected on six-yard touchdown in first quarter . . . also rushed six times for six yards . . . started at quarterback in 35-21 win at Illinois as offense gained 242 yards total offense . . . completed 18-28 pass attempts for 220 yards and career-high three touchdowns at Illinois, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 22, 4, and 16 yards . . . also passed for successful two-point conversion . . . started at quarterback in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . completed 14-25 attempts for 211 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Badgers, with scoring strikes of 19 and 53 yards.

2019 – –Saw action in three games, completing 6-10 pass attempts for 25 yards . . . one rushing attempt for a one-yard touchdown . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and gained 465 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . completed 3-6 pass attempts vs. Rutgers for eight yards . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . completed 3-4 passes for 17 yards vs. MTSU . . . scored first career touchdown on one-yard run vs. MTSU, completing 79-yard fourth quarter scoring drive.

2018 – – Saw action in two games, with one incomplete pass . . . did not see action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 48-31 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 42-16 win at Indiana . . . saw first action of career in 23-0 win over Maryland, recording one incomplete pass as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . did not see action in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.

High school honors – – Named Metro Player of the Year and conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . team Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . first-team all-conference and team offensive MVP as a junior . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 35-5 while participating in state playoffs all three seasons . . . holds school records for passing yards in a game (502) and season (4,157) . . . passing touchdowns in a game (5) and season (50), and single-game completion percentage (100 percent) . . . records for season yards and season touchdowns previously held by current NFL quarterback Jared Goff . . . completed 199-of-312 pass attempts (63.8%) as a senior, passing for 4,157 yards and 50 touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . also rushed for 223 yards and nine touchdowns . . . passed for 502 yards and four touchdowns in leading team to 59-56 win in Section Championship as a senior . . . completed 172-of-305 attempts (56%) as a junior, passing for 3,036 yards and 33 touchdowns, with eight interceptions . . . also rushed for 310 yards and seven touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters in track, competing in sprints, hurdles, and shot put.

Personal – – Born 11/18/99 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Sarah and Adam Petras . . . high school coach was Mazi Moayed.