Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Andy Janovich teamed with 2013 senior C.J. Zimmerer to give Nebraska two reliable options at the fullback position the past two seasons. With Zimmerer having moved on following graduation, the 6-1, 230-pound Janovich is poised to take the bulk of the snaps at the fullback spot this fall.
Janovich is one of the strongest players on the roster and provides a physical punch as a lead blocker. He is also a capable option as both a runner and receiver out of the Husker backfield. Janovich has also seen action on special teams throughout his career and is likely to contribute in that role again in 2014.
Originally a walk-on, Janovich earned a scholarship before the start of the 2013 season, earning a scholarship faster than any other walk-on in Bo Pelini’s tenure as head coach.
Janovich played in all 13 games and alternated time at fullback with Zimmerer. Janovich did not have a carry on the season. He had an eight-yard kickoff return at Penn State.
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.
» Rushes - 3 vs. Idaho State (2012)
» Rushing Yards - 6 vs. Idaho State (2012)
» Rushing Touchdowns - None
» Receptions - 1 vs. Idaho State (2012), at Ohio State (2012)
» Receiving Yards - 8 vs. Idaho State (2012)
» Receiving Touchdowns - None