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Ricky Stanzi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mentor, OH

High School:
Lake Catholic HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
09/03/1987

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Hawk-Item - - Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 12th nationally in passing efficiency (157.63), setting an Iowa single-season record . . . posted 26-9 record as starting quarterback, ranking second among Iowa quarterbacks in career victories . . . had at least one touchdown pass in 21 consecutive games to establish school record . . . ranks third in career touchdown passes (56), passing yards (7,377), pass attempts (907) and total offense (7,373) . . . ranks fourth in career completions (542) . . . only quarterback to start three games against Penn State Coach Joe Paterno and win all three . . . only Iowa quarterback, and just third Big Ten quarterback, to start and win three bowl games . . . one of seven seniors named to 2010 Leadership Group . . . one of four juniors named to 2009 Leadership Group.

2010 Honors - - One of five finalists for 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award . . . one of five finalists for Premier Player of the Year Award . . . one of 16 semifinal candidates for 2010 Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award . . . one of 16 semifinal candidates for 2010 Maxwell Award . . . selected to compete in 2011 Senior Bowl . . . named Big Ten Conference offensive Player of the Week for his play in win at Michigan . . . honorable mention quarterback Performer orf the Week vs. Ball State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State by College Football Performance Awards . . . Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player, Offense . . . Permanent Team Captain, Offense . . . Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award.

2010 Preseason Honors - - Named to preseason Watch Lists for Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Manning Award and Premier Player of College Football Award . . . 2010 - - started all 13 games at quarterback, completing 221-345 pass attempts for 3,004 yards and 25 touchdowns, with six interceptions . . . season totals rank third in TD passes and total offense (2,998), fourth in yards and completions and sixth in attempts . . . started at quarterback in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois . . . completed 18-23 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . completed first nine pass attempts of the game . . . started at quarterback in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . completed 11-18 passes for 204 yards and two scores, with no interceptions . . . passing touchdowns covered nine and two yards . . . scored first rushing touchdown of career on one-yard run . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . completed 18-33 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception . . . had scoring passes of four, 37 and 18 yards in rallying team from 27-7 deficit to tie game in the fourth quarter . . . started at quarterback in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . completed 19-25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered eight, 22 and 45 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . completed 16-22 passes for 227 yards vs. Penn State, with one interception . . . nine-yard touchdown pass in the first period . . . rushed six times for nine yards, including one-yard touchdown run . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . completed 17-24 passes for 248 yards at Michigan, with scoring strikes of 14, 31 and 19 yards . . . completed 3-4 passes for 53 yards in late field goal drive that provided final 10 point margin . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . completed career-high 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns vs. Badgers, including scores of three, 45 and six yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . completed 11-15 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered three, 32 and 22 yards . . . had career-long run of 26 yards and MSU collected no QB sacks . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . completed 22-33 attempts for 290 yards and a touchdown vs. Hoosiers, with one interception . . . was 3-3 on game-winning touchdown drive, completing passes for 21 and 15 yards just before 52-yard scoring strike with 2:50 remaining . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 21-17 loss at Northwewstern . . . completed 23-41 passes for 270 yards with one interception vs. Wildcats . . . scoring tosses of five and 70 yards in third period . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . completed 20-31 attempts for 195 yards and a touchdown vs. OSU, with no interceptions . . . had 19-yard touchdown pass in first quarter, and had first career reception, catching own pass that was batted back to him . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . completed 10-22 passes at Minnesota for 127 yards and two scores . . . seven-yard scoring strike on iowa's first possession and 18-yard touchdown pass early in fourth quarter to give Iowa a 24-20 advantage . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . completed11-21 passes for 200 yards, with two interceptions . . . 49-yard completion to set up touchdown on first drive, 38-yard completion on second quarter field goal drive and 39-yard completion on final pass of career in final minute for final first down of the game.

2009 Honors - - Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award, Offense . . . Permanent Team Captain . . . Win During the Week Award, Offense . . . honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . one of 15 semi-finalists for 2009 Davey O'Brien Award, honoring the top quarterback in the nation.

2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named to Manning Award pre-season Watch List . . . 2009 - - started all 11 games in which he played, missing two games due to injury . . . completed 171-304 passes for 2,417 yards and 17 touchdowns, with 15 interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . completed 22-34 passes for 242 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . completed 16-21 passes for 179 yards and one score in second half as Iowa rallied to win . . . completed six-yard scoring strike to TE Tony Moeaki for final points early in the final period . . . started at quarterback in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . completed 18-34 passes for 197 yards at ISU, including a career-best four scoring strikes . . . also had two interceptions before completing 6-10 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the second half . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:%6 in time of possession . . . completed 20-32 passes for 205 yards, with one interception . . . completed 34-yard pass to set up second touchdown and key 29-yard pass that led to thid period field goal . . . directed fourth quarter touchdown drive that covered 74 yards and 8:30 in elapsed time for 27-10 advantage . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . completed 11-26 passes for 135 yards in steady rain at PSU, with a long of 24 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . completed 18-26 passes for career-best 296 yards, with three touchdown passes and two interceptions . . . completed 33-yard scoring pass on first possession and 41-yard scoring strike on second drive . . . added 43-yard touchdown pass in their period and completed a 37-yard toss on drive that led to final field goal . . . also rushed six times for 19 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . completed 20-38 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception . . . completed 34-yard scoring strike for Iowa's first points in the opening quarter . . . completed 42-yard touchdown pass in fourth quarter to give Iowa 30-21 advantage . . . back-to-back completions for 33 and 47 yards on consecutive third down plays led to another Iowa touchdown . . . also gained 12 yards on eight rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . completed 17-23 passes for 218 yards and one touchdown vs. Badgers, highest completion percentage (.733) of his career with more than 15 attempts . . . 24-yard scoring strike in third quarer tied game at 10-10 . . . completed 11-13 passes for 162 yards in second half as Iowa scored only 17 points of the half . . . had pass completion of over20 yards on all four Iowa scoring drives . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . completed 11-27 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown at MSU . . . directed 10 play, 70-yard scoring drive in final 1:32, tossing seven-yard touchdown pass on final play of the game . . . passed for 60 yards and ran for two yards on final scoring drive . . . directed scoring drives of 48, 72 and 70 yards on Iowa's final three possessions at MSU . . . has thrown 87 straight passes since only interception vs. Michigan . . . started at quarterback in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . completed 13-26 passes for career-best 337 yards and two scores, but also had five interceptions . . . had scoring strikes of 92 and 66 yards in fourth quarter as Iowa rallied for win . . . also rushed seven times for 24 yards . . . completed all three pass attempts in fourth period for 177 yards and two scores . . . started at quarterback in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 4-9 passes for 134 yards, with one touchdown and an interception, before leaving the game in second period due to injury . . . completed 74-yard scorint strike on third play of the game as Iowa built 10-0 advantage . . . did not see action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State due to injury . . . did not see action in 12-0 win over Minnesota due to injury . . . started at quarterback in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . completed 17-29 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns vs. Georgia Tech, with one interception . . . completed scoring passes of four and 21 yards in first period as Iowa jumped to 14-0 lead, with 54-yard completion leading to first score . . . also rushed six times for 10 yards, including key third down conversion in fourth period.

2008 Honors - - Win During the Week Award, offense . . . 2008 - - Started 11 games and played in all 13 . . . completed 150-254 pass attempts for 1,956 yards and 14 touchdowns, with nine interceptions . . . ranked fourht in the Big Ten and 40th in the nation in pass efficiency (134.8) . . . seventh in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (150.5) and eighth in total offense (152.0) . . . listed as co-first team quarterback following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense passed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . completed 9-14 passes for 90 yards in win over Maine, with no interceptions . . . also gained 22 yards on two rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback for first career start in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . completed 8-10 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions vs. FIU, while also rushing for 30 yards on five carries . . . completed 59-yard scoring strike for second touchdown in the first period and later had scoring strikes of 23 and eight yards in the second quarter while playing only in the first half . . . started at quarterback in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . completed 5-14 passes for 95 yards, with two interceptions . . . rushed for minus four yards on six attempts . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . completed 7-10 passes for 79 yards at Pittsburgh . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 21-30 passes for 238 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . also gained two yards on four rushing attempts . . . completed 45-yard scoring strike to Andy Brodell in second quarter for 17-3 advantage . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . completed 15-22 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . connected on 31-yard scoring play with Andy Brodell in fourth period . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . completed 12-20 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns vs. Hoosiers, with no interceptions . . . completed scoring strikes of 34 and 20 yards on Iowa's first two drives of the third quarter to boost Iowa to 31-9 advantage . . . started at quarterback in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . completed 11-18 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . completed 16-yard scoring strike in the third period to give Iowa a 28-9 advantage, throwing at least one scoring pass for the fourth straight game . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . completed 11-29 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions, and also rushed for nine yards on 11 attempts . . . led fourth quarter rally with 29-yard scoring pass and a scramble for 14 yards on final scoring drive . . . completed two-point conversion pass to tie the game in the final minutes . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . completed 15-25 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown, with one interception . . . led Iowa to 17 points in the second half and 10 points in the final 10 minutes as Iowa rallied for the win . . . 27-yard scoring strike pulled Iowa to within 16-14 in third period . . . led team on 15 play, 57-yard drive in final four minutes, ending with a 31-yard field goal for the one-point win . . . completed 4-9 passes for 37 yards on game-winning drive . . . has thrown at least one scoring pass in last six games . . . started at quarterback in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . completed 8-15 passes for 72 yards, with no interceptions, against Purdue on cold, windy day . . . also gained four yards on three rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . completed 15-28 passes for career-best 255 yards at Minnesota, matching career-best with three touchdown passes . . . also rushed six times for 17 yards and had no interceptions . . . completed scoring passes of three, 29 and 13 yards to three different receivers . . . started at quarterback in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . completed 13-19 passes for 147 yards and one score, with two interceptions vs. South Carolina, while gaining six yards on four rushing attempts . . . was 4-5 on touchdown drive to begin the game, including three consecutive third down completions and a six-yard scoring strike to stake Iowa to 7-0 advantage.

2007 - - Listed as co-second team quarterback following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . saw first action of career in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total . . . did not complete any of four pass attempts, with one interception vs. Syracuse and had one rushing attempt for 13 yards . . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in loss at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss to Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Penn State . . . did not see action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois . . . saw action in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in double OT win over Michigan State . . . did not see action in win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in loss to Western Michigan.

2006 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - 2005 Ohio Division III Offensive Player of the Year . . . also named Offensive Player of the Year by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Lake County News Herald and Cleveland Touchdown Club . . . first team all-state, all-district, all-county and all-conference as a senior . . . all-county, all-district and team MVP as a senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior . . . MVP of Ohio North vs. South all-star game . . . Career - - threw for 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed for 675 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . had a 62% completion percentage . . . threw for 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns, along with rushing for 630 yards and six touchdowns as a junior . . . team captain . . . three-year letterman in football, four-year letterman in basketball.

Personal - - Born 9/3/87 . . . Interdepartmental Studies (Business) major . . . parents are Mary Jane and Joe Stanzi. . . high school coach was Mike Bell.

Career Bests
Attempts:	41 at Northwestern, 11/13/10
Completions:	25 vs. Wisconsin, 10/23/10
Yards:	337 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09
Touchdowns:	4 at  Iowa State, 9/12/09
Long:	92 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09
300-yard Games:	1 (337 yards) vs. Indiana, 10/31/09

Career Statistics
Passing		Com.	Att.	Pct.	Yds.	TD	Int.	Lng
Freshman	0	4	.000	0	0	1	- -
Sophomore	150	254	.591	1,956	14	9	59
Junior		171	304	.562	2,417	17	15	92
Senior          221     345     .641    3,004   25       6      70
Career		542	907	.598	7,377	56	31	92

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Freshman 1 13 13.0 0 13 Sophomore 56 20 0.4 0 20 Junior 55 (-31) - - 0 13 Senior 48 (-6) - - 2 26 Career 160 (-4) - - 2 26

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