Honors & Awards » Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2014) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014) Senior Jack Gangwish went from scout team performer in 2013 to a significant contributor for the Blackshirt defense in 2014. Gangwish was Nebraska’s top reserve at defensive end, seeing extensive playing time behind Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen. With Gregory departed to the NFL, the 6-2, 265-pound Gangwish is a prime contender for a starting job in 2015.
Gangwish is known for his high energy and work ethic, evidenced by his selection as the 2014 Nebraska Lifter of the Year.
2014 (Junior) Gangwish played in 12 games, with starts against McNeese State, Iowa and USC, in place of Randy Gregory. Gangwish recorded 19 tackles, including seven solo stops and four tackles for loss. He shared a sack against Northwestern and forced a fumble on the play.
Gangwish had a career-high five tackles in his first start against McNeese State, including a tackle for loss. He had two tackles and a pass breakup at Fresno State. Gangwish had two tackles and a TFL against Rutgers and added two tackles against Minnesota. He capped the regular season by tying his career high with five tackles at Iowa, including a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. 2013 (Sophomore) 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.
2011 (Redshirt) 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.
Personal Jack was born on Jan. 6, 1993. His mom is Kim Gangwish, and his father and stepmother are 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.
Gangwish's Career Statistics » Games Played: 12 (all in 2014) » Games Started: 3 (all in 2014) » Tackles: 19 (all in 2014) » Tackles for Loss: 4 (all in 2014) » Sacks: 1.5 (all in 2014)