#87

Marco Iannuzzi

Weight:

195 lbs

Height:

6' 1"

Position:

Wide Receiver

College:

Harvard

Birthdate:

May 21st, 1987

Career Years:

4

Team:

BC Lions

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Highlights

2013

In his third season with the Lions, Marco became a regular starter recording 15 starts in 17 appearances as well as the Western Semi-Final. He caught 24 passes for 244 yards and a pair of TDs, one of which came vs Hamilton on Aug 30 when grabbed a season-high four passes for 66 yards. That game also included his longest gain as a CFL player, a 56-yard completion from Travis Lulay.

2012

Marco had a solid second season in the CFL, playing in 16 games while missing two to injury. He started seven times in 2012 and also played in the Western Final vs. Calgary. Marco increased his career-highs to 30 catches and 353 yards as part of the CFL strongest set of Canadian receivers. He narrowly missed his first 100-yard game with a 99-yard effort on seven receptions against Edmonton on July 20/12.  Marco had eight games with multiple receptions and averaged a touchdown every six catches with five in total. Showing versatility, he also backed up Tim Brown on punt returns recording seven for 47 yards.

2011

Marco made his CFL debut in Week 1 and appeared in 15 regular season games after being the Lions’ first selection in the 2011 Canadian Draft. Following a brief stint on the reserve list (Weeks Two through Four), he played every game over the rest of the season including the West Final and 2011 Grey Cup victory. He caught eight passes for 65 yards and added 135 yards on 16 punt returns for a nice 8.4 yard average. Marco made four starts in the second half of the year and added an interception on Sep 10/11 vs Toronto when the Argos attempted a fake punt play.

Aquired

Iannuzzi was selected as the Lions' first pick (sixth overall) in the 2011 Canadian Draft.

College

Iannuzzi wrapped up his four-year career at Harvard in 2010 with six receptions for 119 yards and two TD’s. He also averaged 34.5 yards per kickoff return in 2010, making him Harvard’s all-time leader in that category and was the first player to have two kickoff returns for a touchdown in a single season.

Personal

Marco comes to the Lions after wrapping up a degree in Architecture & Environmental Science at Harvard University. Beyond the gridiron, he plans to apply his interest in engineering, business development, design, and architecture to future consulting opportunities with the ultimate goal of contributing to startups and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Marco is an avid reader of technical journals and magazines and also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He lists his brothers and parents as his biggest fans and a three-year undefeated run in with Calgary’s St. Francis High School as well as two Ivy League championships in 2007 and 2008 among his fondest football memories. Marco was a junior football teammate of Lions defensive back J.R. LaRose and a high school teammate of fullback Rolly Lumbala.