University of Iowa Athletics

#48 Zach Ortwerth

Height 6-3
Weight 220 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School St. Louis University
Zach  Ortwerth - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 – – Played in seven games with one start at tight end… recorded first career reception for 54 yards in 22-0 win over Rutgers… letterwinner.

High school honors – – Earned second-team All-MCC honors as a senior tight end… second-team All-MCC as tight end and outside linebacker as a junior… two-time academic all-star… earned academic first honors and second honors… Career – – Three-year football letterman as tight end, outside linebacker and defensive end as team advanced to state playoffs four straight years… 11 receptions for 194 yards as a senior, with one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown… 18 total tackles on defense, with two sacks and one fumble recovery… averaged 38.3 yards on 12 punts… as a junior recorded 20 receptions for 298 yards and four touchdowns, while collecting 76 total tackles on defense, with 14 tackles for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery… team captain as a senior… also lettered in basketball.


Personal – – Born 4/12/2005… exercise science major… parents are Joyce and Craig Ortwerth… high school coaches were Mike Jones and Adam Cruz.