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Jeff Janis
WR #83
Height:
6-3
Weight:
219
Age:
23
College:
Saginaw Valley State
Hometown:
Tawas City, MI
Experience:
R

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Biography

CAREER Highlights

  • Drafted by the Packers in the seventh round with the No. 236 overall pick, the first wide receiver ever to be selected in the NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.
  • Became just the fourth player to be drafted from the school and the first since T Todd Herremans in 2005 (Philadelphia, fourth round).
  • Finished his career at SVSU as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (4,274) and receiving TDs (46).
  • Was twice named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Offensive Back of the Year, earning the award as a junior and as a senior.
  • Caught 14-plus TDs each of his last three seasons for the Cardinals.
  • Was selected to the Little All-America team by The Associated Press in 2013 and also earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc., D2football.com and the American Football Coaches Association.
  • As a senior in 2013, caught 83 passes for 1,572 yards (18.9 avg.) and 14 TDs, including a career-high eight 100-yard receiving games.
  • Posted a GLIAC-record 331 receiving yards and a school-record-tying four TDs on 15 catches (22.1 avg.) in a game vs. Hillsdale in 2013.
  • Was invited to the Senior Bowl following the 2013 season, becoming just the second Cardinals player ever to play in the all-star game (DE Lamar King, 1999).
  • Set single-season school records for receptions (106) and receiving yards (1,635) as a junior in 2012, leading all Division II players in receiving yards and ranking No. 2 in catches. Was named to the AP Little All-America team and earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc.
  • Was one of 24 candidates nominated for the Harlon Hill Award in 2012, given annually to the nation’s top Division II player.
  • Established a new GLIAC record as a junior for the most receptions in conference games with 92 on the season.
  • Caught a school- and conference-record 18 passes as a junior in ’12 vs. Michigan Tech.
  • Posted 968 yards and 14 TDs on 48 receptions (20.2 avg.) as a sophomore in 2011.
  • Earned all-conference recognition at WR as a junior at Tawas Area High School (Tawas City, Mich.), but also led the team in rushing after playing RB for most of his senior season due to a broken finger.
  • Earned his degree in exercise science at Saginaw Valley State.

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned all-conference recognition as a junior at WR at Tawas Area High School (Tawas City, Mich.)…Led the team in rushing as a senior after playing RB for most of the season due to a broken finger…Rushed for 731 yards and 10 TDs on just 45 carries (16.2 avg.)…Caught 17 passes for 375 yards (22.1 avg.) and six TDs…Posted a 30.1-yard average on 11 kickoff returns and averaged 9.8 yards as a punt returner…Added 12 tackles on defense and a 51-yard INT return…As a junior, averaged 29.8 yards on 11 kickoff returns…Posted an average of 31.8 yards per catch and added 20 tackles on defense…Also lettered three times each in basketball and track, participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and the long jump.

PERSONAL

Given name Jeffrey Ronald Janis…Born in Tawas City, Mich. …Single…Says losing his father, who passed away in 2010, was the greatest adversity he has faced…While he was in college, participated in an NFL Play 60 event and a benefit walk to bring awareness to domestic violence…Worked at his uncle’s auto shop in Tawas City every summer, changing tires and oil, starting when he was 15 years old…Also worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods for six months while he was in college…Enjoys hunting and fishing and being outdoors...Names Barry Sanders and LeBron James as his favorite athletes…Enjoys watching sitcoms, listing The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond as his favorites…Lists National Treasure and Step Brothers as his favorite movies…Enjoys listening to rock, hip-hop and country music…Residence: Tawas City, Mich.

CAREER Highlights

  • Drafted by the Packers in the seventh round with the No. 236 overall pick, the first wide receiver ever to be selected in the NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.
  • Became just the fourth player to be drafted from the school and the first since T Todd Herremans in 2005 (Philadelphia, fourth round).
  • Finished his career at SVSU as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (4,274) and receiving TDs (46).
  • Was twice named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Offensive Back of the Year, earning the award as a junior and as a senior.
  • Caught 14-plus TDs each of his last three seasons for the Cardinals.
  • Was selected to the Little All-America team by The Associated Press in 2013 and also earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc., D2football.com and the American Football Coaches Association.
  • As a senior in 2013, caught 83 passes for 1,572 yards (18.9 avg.) and 14 TDs, including a career-high eight 100-yard receiving games.
  • Posted a GLIAC-record 331 receiving yards and a school-record-tying four TDs on 15 catches (22.1 avg.) in a game vs. Hillsdale in 2013.
  • Was invited to the Senior Bowl following the 2013 season, becoming just the second Cardinals player ever to play in the all-star game (DE Lamar King, 1999).
  • Set single-season school records for receptions (106) and receiving yards (1,635) as a junior in 2012, leading all Division II players in receiving yards and ranking No. 2 in catches. Was named to the AP Little All-America team and earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc.
  • Was one of 24 candidates nominated for the Harlon Hill Award in 2012, given annually to the nation’s top Division II player.
  • Established a new GLIAC record as a junior for the most receptions in conference games with 92 on the season.
  • Caught a school- and conference-record 18 passes as a junior in ’12 vs. Michigan Tech.
  • Posted 968 yards and 14 TDs on 48 receptions (20.2 avg.) as a sophomore in 2011.
  • Earned all-conference recognition at WR as a junior at Tawas Area High School (Tawas City, Mich.), but also led the team in rushing after playing RB for most of his senior season due to a broken finger.
  • Earned his degree in exercise science at Saginaw Valley State.

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned all-conference recognition as a junior at WR at Tawas Area High School (Tawas City, Mich.)…Led the team in rushing as a senior after playing RB for most of the season due to a broken finger…Rushed for 731 yards and 10 TDs on just 45 carries (16.2 avg.)…Caught 17 passes for 375 yards (22.1 avg.) and six TDs…Posted a 30.1-yard average on 11 kickoff returns and averaged 9.8 yards as a punt returner…Added 12 tackles on defense and a 51-yard INT return…As a junior, averaged 29.8 yards on 11 kickoff returns…Posted an average of 31.8 yards per catch and added 20 tackles on defense…Also lettered three times each in basketball and track, participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and the long jump.

PERSONAL

Given name Jeffrey Ronald Janis…Born in Tawas City, Mich. …Single…Says losing his father, who passed away in 2010, was the greatest adversity he has faced…While he was in college, participated in an NFL Play 60 event and a benefit walk to bring awareness to domestic violence…Worked at his uncle’s auto shop in Tawas City every summer, changing tires and oil, starting when he was 15 years old…Also worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods for six months while he was in college…Enjoys hunting and fishing and being outdoors...Names Barry Sanders and LeBron James as his favorite athletes…Enjoys watching sitcoms, listing The King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond as his favorites…Lists National Treasure and Step Brothers as his favorite movies…Enjoys listening to rock, hip-hop and country music…Residence: Tawas City, Mich.