Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Andy Janovich moves into his senior season in the Nebraska program with three years of playing experience at the fullback position. The 6-1, 230-pound Janovich has provided a physical blocking presence for the Huskers the past three years, but could be utilized more in Coach Mike Riley’s Husker offense.
Janovich is one of the Huskers’ leaders in the weight room and one of the strongest players on the roster. Originally a walk-on, Janovich earned a scholarship before the start of his sophomore season in 2013.
Janovich played in all 13 games and started the final two games against Iowa and USC. Janovich played in the opener despite undergoing minor knee surgery during fall camp. Janovich’s blocking helped Ameer Abdullah to his third straight 1,000-yard rushing season. Janovich caught his only pass of the season with a 16-yard catch at Michigan State.
Janovich played in all 13 games and alternated time at fullback with Zimmerer. Janovich did not have a carry on the season.
Janovich did not play in the first three games, but became a regular contributor in the final 11 games. He started against Idaho State and Ohio State and finished with three carries for six yards, all against Idaho State. He also caught two passes for 13 yards, with one reception each against Idaho State and Ohio State.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Janovich was named first-team All-Nebraska by the Omaha World-Herald as a linebacker and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star’s second-team Super State squad, after leading Gretna to the Nebraska Class B semifinals as a senior. Janovich rushed for 799 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, while averaging 7.6 yards per carry. On defense, he led Gretna in tackles with 112 and finished with eight tackles for loss.
Janovich was selected to play in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. He also starred in wrestling, where he was the 2012 Class B 220-pound champion with a 46-0 record, a year after winning the 189-pound title with a 53-0 record. Janovich chose to walk on at Nebraska over a scholarship offer from Nebraska-Kearney.
Andy is the son of Ron and Brenda Janovich and was born on May 23, 1993. He is a management major, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.
» Games Played – 37 (11 in 2012; 13 in 2013; 13 in 2014)
» Games Started – 4 (2 in 2012; 2 in 2014)
» Rushing – 3 rushes, 6 yards (all in 2012)
» Receiving – 3 receptions, 29 yards (2 for 13 yards in 2012; 1 for 16 yards in 2014)