Honors & Awards
» Patrick Mannelly Award Finalist (1 of 3 in 2023)
» Patrick Mannelly Award Semifinalist (1 of 10 in 2023)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2023)
Marco Ortiz handled all of Nebraska's long-snapping duties in his lone season as a Husker in 2023. In November, he was named one of three national finalists for the Patrick Mannelly Award, which is presented annually to the top long snapper in the country.
Before Nebraska (Benedictine HS/Florida)
Ortiz spent five seasons at Florida before joining Nebraska. During his time at Florida, Ortiz was a member of five bowl teams, including the 2020 team that won the SEC East Division. Ortiz was a three-time SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll selection and earned his degree in health education and behavior in the spring of 2022.
Originally from Richmond, Va., Ortiz was ranked as the No. 6 overall snapper out of high school by Rubio Long Snapping. He attended Benedictine College Preparatory and Catholic Military High School, helping his team to state championships in 2014 and 2015.
Marco is the son of Jesus Ortiz and Cindy Ortiz, and he was born on Jan. 25, 2000. Marco earned his undergraduate degree from Florida and is on pace to earn his master's degree in applied sciences at Nebraska in December of 2023. He has volunteered his time with the Legacy Retirement home and the Huskers’ Day of Service.