2008 In first full season on offensive line, Lauer displayed superb footwork and solid blocking techniques to secure starting role... Played in 12 games, missing only the Georgia outing... Finished the year with 10 starts at left tackle, missing a three-game midseason stretch... Shared team's Offensive Player of the Week honor after performance in win over Rice... Also earned solid grades after Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina games.
2007 Played one game at defensive end... Credited with assisted tackle in win over Eastern Michigan... Moved to OT during offseason.
2006 Redshirted as a freshman... Participated as a scout team offensive tackle, earning Offensive Scout of the Week honors after the Georgia, South Carolina and Florida games.
High School Three-year letterwinner for one of Ohio's top prep programs... Two-year starter at defensive end; as senior, started at offensive tackle... In 2005, continued 71 tackles, including 30 primary stops, five quarterback sacks and 13 hurries for Wildcat defense, earning All-County and team Most Improved Athlete honors... Posted 115 total tackles and nine sacks in career... Team went to Division I playoffs all three varsity seasons...Three-year starter for lacrosse squad that advanced to state's Elite Eight last year.
Personal James Reilly Lauer... Son of Jim and Marian Lauer... Has one younger sister, Hillary... Dad is business owner; mom is personal trainer... Born and raised in Cleveland area... A National Merit Scholar... Enjoys outdoor activities and Foosball... Four teammates are signing I-A scholarships... Several St. Ignatius alums are playing collegiately, including TE Mike Massey (Michigan), WR Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio State) and LB Darnell Martemus (Vanderbilt).
Saint Ignatius Coach Chuck Kyle "What's exciting about Reilly is his potential. He played both sides for us, including left tackle on offense, and he really progressed. By the end of the year, he was our offensive lineman. "Reilly is very athletic and starts on the lacrosse team. He has good agility and quickness.