Hawk Item – – One of six juniors named to 2023 Player Council… three-time Dean’s List honoree (2021 fall, 2022 spring, 2023 spring)… one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020, seeing action in one game.
2023 Honors – – Preseason second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele… preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports… named to John Mackey Award preseason Watch List… 2023 – – Leads team in receiving with 10 catches for 131 yards, including two 30+ yard catches… caught a team- and career-high seven passes for 73 yards in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… had three receptions for 58 yards in 20-13 win at Iowa State, including a career-high 35-yard catch… left in first quarter during 41-10 win over Western Michigan due to injury, recording no statistics… started at tight end in first three games.
2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year… honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media… named Academic All-District by College Sports Communicators… 2022 – – Listed as second team tight end following spring practice… saw action in all 13 games, earning six starts at tight end… caught 28 passes for 398 yards (14.2 yard avg.) and four touchdowns… had career-best seven receptions for career-best 89 yards and one touchdown in 24-17 loss to Nebraska, with a long of 15 yards… scoring reception covered 14 yards… posted five receptions for 77 yards in 13-10 win at Minnesota, with a long of 33 yards… 33-yard reception in final two minutes led to game-winning field goal… had four receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan with a long of 34 yards… first career touchdown came on five-yard reception… collected three receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky.. grabbed 15-yard scoring reception to give team a 7-0 advantage.
2021 Honors – – Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2021-22… Coaches Appreciation Award, offense… Academic All-Big Ten… 2021 – – Played in 13 games, earning three starts at tight end… caught eight passes for 133 yards (16.6 yard avg.)… posted season-high two receptions for 25 yards in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State., with a long of 14 yards… matached season-high two receptions for 27 yrds in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, with a long of 15 yards… caught first career pass for 15 yards in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana.
2020 – – Redshirted… saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics.
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 college football at Ohio State… high school coach was Jason Peters.