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Rocky Lombardi
Rocky  Lombardi

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Cliva, Iowa

High School:
Valley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 216

Position:
QB

Experience:
HS


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starting quarterback threw for nearly 6,000 yards (5,818) and 66 touchdowns at Valley High School for Coach Gary Swenson . . . compiled a 30-6 record as the starting quarterback . . . two-time First Team Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) All-State selection completed 58 percent of his career passes (374 for 640) . . . also ran for nearly 1,000 yards (979) with 17 rushing TDs . . . rated one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation by 247Sports (No. 11) and ESPN (No. 12) and also one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the country by Rivals.com (No. 23) . . . ranked the No. 30 quarterback prospect overall by Scout.com . . . ranked one of the top five overall players in Iowa by ESPN.com (No. 2), 247Sports (No. 4) and Rivals.com (No. 5) . . . listed as the No. 1 quarterback in the state of Iowa and the No. 4 quarterback prospect in the Midwest by Scout.com . . . named to the PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team . . . rated the No. 29 overall prospect in the Midwest by ESPN.com . . . named to the INA Class 4A All-State First Team for the second consecutive year after completing 61 percent of his throws (108 for 178) for 1,463 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior in 2016 . . . helped the Tigers to a 10-1 record and a berth in the Class 4A quarterfinals . . . accounted for 353 rushing yards on 56 carries (6.4 avg.) with five TDs . . . named to the Iowa Eight (top players in the state of Iowa) by the Des Moines Register in 2015 and 2016 . . . participated in the 2016 Elite 11 quarterback finals in Los Angeles . . . threw for a career-best 2,258 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior to help lead Valley High School to the Class 4A semifinals in 2015 . . . completed 144 of his 252 passes (.573) . . . also ran for a career-high 404 yards and seven TDs on 82 carries . . . was named to the all-state first team his junior year by the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Des Moines Register . . . passed for more than 2,000 yards (2,097) with 21 TDs as a sophomore in 2014 while completing 122-of-211 passes . . . ran 58 times for 222 yards and five scores in 2014 . . . four-sport athlete also wrestles, plays baseball, and participates in track and field . . . finished with a 38-2 record as a senior and placed second at 220 pounds in the 2017 Iowa Class 3A state championships . . . ranked the No. 9 wrestler in the nation at 220 pounds by InterMat . . . won five tournaments his senior season . . . helped Valley High School to a fourth-place finish at the Iowa state dual tournament and a No. 41 national ranking . . . tied a national high school record with a three-second pin over New Hampton's Jace Cajthaml at the Battle of Waterloo in December 2016 . . . helped lead Valley High School to the Class 3A state dual championship in 2016 . . . in the state championship dual, defeated second-ranked Daniel Ramirez at heavyweight . . . took third place at 220 pounds in the 2016 Class 3A Championships; finished with a 40-6 record . . . placed seventh at 182 pounds in Class 3A as a sophomore in 2015 . . . son of Tony and Kari Lombardi . . . born July 30, 1998 . . . his father, Tony, played college football at Arizona State (1980-82, `84) and has more than 30 years of football coaching experience; he's currently the defensive backs coach at UW-Stout . . . his grandfather, Bob, is in the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. . . plans to major in business.