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#53 Garret Jansen

Height 6-2
Weight 255 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Pella, Iowa
High School Pella

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2017 – – Saw action on special teams in 24-3 win over Wyoming, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action at defensive tackle in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, recording one pass break-up and one QB pressure. . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . sa w action in 27-20 Pinstirpe Bowl win over Boston College, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half.

2016 – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2016 – – Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . saw first action of career on special teams in 45-21 win over Miami, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, recording two solo tackles and one assist as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 102 net rushing yards and 268 yards total offense . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 61 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

2015 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior . . . named first-team all-state as a junior by Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association . . . earned second-team all-state honors from Des Moines Register as a sophomore . . . first-team all-district selection for three straight seasons . . . Career – – Four-year varsity starter and four-year letterman . . . team captain as a senior . . . helped prep team win state title as a senior, collecting three solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up in title game victory . . . recorded 59.5 tackles as a senior, with 25.5 tackles for loss and five sacks . . . also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track . . . participated in Drake Relays in discus throw in 2013 and 2014, placing seventh in 2014 . . . state qualifier in discus as sophomore and junior.

Personal – – Born 11/26/96 . . . communication disorders major . . . parents are Lisa and Ron Jansen . . . member of National Honor Society, serving as treasurer . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . academic all-district for three years . . . academic all-state as a senior  . . . received Iowa Bankers Association Outstanding Student Athlete Achievement Award . . . member of award-winning production team for school paper and earned first place in 2014 IHSPA page design competition . . . one of three players from Pella on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as DB Noah Clayberg and DE Austin Schulte . . . high school coach was Jay McKinstrey.