University of Iowa Athletics

#11 Marco Lainez

Height 6-2
Weight 225 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Princeton, N.J.
High School The Hun School
Marco Lainez - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 – – Led team in rushing with six carries for 51 yards (long of 16) in his collegiate debut in 35-0 loss to Tennessee… completed 2-of-7 passes for four yards in that game.


High school honors – Northeast Prep Offensive Player of the Year as a senior… first-team New Jersey Prep and Northeast Prep League as a senior… team MVP and New Jersey Prep offensive MVP… 12th-Man Touchdown Club all-area prep Player of the Year… New Jersey Mid-Atlantic Prep Offensive Player of the Year as a junior… 12th-Man Touchdown Club Area Player of the Year as a junior… first-team All-NPFC League, All-NEPSAC and All-MAPL as a junior… team MVP as a sophomore… academic Honor Roll every year as a prep… Career – – Four-year quarterback letterman and also played running back as a freshman… team won MAPL championship as a junior and senior, posting identical 9-0 records in back-to-back seasons… passed for 6,446 yards with 73 touchdowns as a prep… as a senior completed 97-of-125 pass attempts (77.6%) for 2,182 yards, with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions… also rushed for 573 yards and five touchdowns… as a junior completed 93-of-116 attempts (80.2%) for 1,761 yards and 21 touchdowns, with two interceptions… rushed 41 times for 451 yards and two touchdowns… as a sophomore completed 72-of-109 attempts (66.3%) for 1,178 yards and 14 touchdowns, with three interceptions… completed 101-of-176 attempts (57.4%) for 1,325 yards and 15 touchdowns, with six interceptions as a freshman while rushing for two touchdowns… team captain as a senior… also lettered in basketball and track as a prep.

Personal – – Born 10/19/2003… journalism and mass communication major… parents are Gretchen and Marco Lainez, Jr…. high school coach was Todd Smith.