Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
Junior Jack Gangwish is poised to make a push for playing time at defensive end this season after continuing to make great strides in the Nebraska program. The 6-2, 260-pound Gangwish has been a standout in the weight room throughout his career, adding more than 30 pounds of muscle since arriving on campus. Gangwish spent the majority of the spring working with the second unit at end and will have an opportunity to see action behind projected starters Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen. The walk-on from Wood River, Neb., has shown the relentless attitude to work his way into a position to contend for playing time.
Gangwish added depth at defensive end, but did not play in a game.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Gangwish was a standout on the scout team defense, working at linebacker. He did not play in a game.
Gangwish redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Wood River HS)
Gangwish walked on and followed in the footsteps of his father, Paul, who lettered for the Huskers as a walk-on in the 1980s. The younger Gangwish was a three-year starter for Wood River High School and Coach Derek Garfield. As a senior, Gangwish made 103 tackles, four quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles while recovering another. Gangwish earned honorable-mention Class C-1 all-state accolades for his play. Gangwish was also among the top-ranked wrestlers in the Class C 215-pound weight class. He had a scholarship offer from Chadron State.
Jack was born on Jan. 6, 1993, and is the son of Paul and Deb Gangwish. He is majoring in agricultural economics and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014. Gangwish has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits. Paul Gangwish was a letterwinner at defensive end for Coach Tom Osborne in 1985.