John Lantz
    John Lantz


    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Heart Griffin

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 201




    2013 (Senior)
    2013 Game-by-Game
    All-MVFC honorable mention...Started all 12 games...Tied for team lead with 51 receptions...Third in the MVFC with 885 receiving yards, the most by a Saluki since 1999...Tied for ninth in the MVFC with 4.2 receptions per game...Five touchdown catches, the most by a Saluki since 2008...Caught six passes for a career-high 139 yards at Missouri State...Completed five of seven pass attempts for 110 yards and a touchdown.

    2012 (Junior)
    2012 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 11 games and started eight games at wide receiver...Fourth on the team in receptions (26) and receiving yards (250)...Hauled in a season-high four receptions against Youngstown State and again against North Dakota State...Recorded a season-best 45 receiving yards against Indiana State...Threw a 12-yard completion to MyCole Pruitt at North Dakota State...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which re­quires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.

    2011 (Sophomore)
    2011 Game-by-Game
    Played in all 11 games, starting 10...Second on the team with 26 catches...Third on the team with 278 yards and 25.3 yards per game.

    2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
    2010 Game-by-Game
    Played in 10 games...Returned three punts for 37 yards, all in the Quincy game...Had a long return of 17 yards...Made seven tackles on special teams...Received the team's Annihilator Award, which goes to the offensive player with the most outstanding week of strength training, for the week of the Southeast Missouri State game...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2009 (Freshman)

    High School
    Sacred Heart-Griffin High School's all-time career leader in receptions...Two-time first team all-conference and all-state Max Preps. Was a first team Chicago Tribune, Champaign News Gazette and Illinois Football Coaches Association all-state selection in 2008...Central State 8 Conference Player of the Year as a senior...Led the conference and set a SHG single-season record with 1,259 receiving yards...Finished second in the state with 18 yards per catch...Led the conference with 71 catches...Led the team to a 6A state championship...Returned four kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns...Scored 142 points...Had six interceptions, including one which he returned 104 yards for a TD...Also posted 54 solo tackles and assisted on 36. As a junior, he led the conference in catches (41) and receiving yards (886)...His 886 receiving yards were fourth-best in school history...Averaged 21.6 yards per catch and finished with 11 TD receptions...Ranked first on the team with 78 points, four interceptions and 94 all-purpose yards, leading SHG to a state championship.

    Born Aug. 13, 1990, in Springfield, Ill...Son of Paula and Mike Lantz...Has one brother, Ryan, who was a left-handed pitcher at UT-Martin...Majoring in recreation.

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