Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Junior Matt Jarzynka will look to battle for playing time on the Husker defense in 2017. The Loup City, Neb., native has added depth at defensive end each of his first three seasons in the program and will work to find a home in the new Huskers’ 3-4 defensive scheme.
Jarzynka has excelled off the field, being named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his six semesters in Lincoln.
Jarzynka added depth at defensive end, but did not appear in a game.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Jarzynka was a reserve defensive end, but did not play in a game.
Jarzynka redshirted and worked on the scout team defense in his first year in the program.
Before Nebraska (Loup City HS)
Jarzynka played both offensive and defensive line at Loup City High School for Coach Nick Hodge. Jarzynka's play as a senior earned him Class D-1 honorable-mention all-state accolades from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also named to the All-Heartland Small School Super Squad first team as a defender. Jarzynka's play as a junior helped Loup City to an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
The son of Mike and Susan Jarzynka, Matt was born on June 8, 1995. He is an agribusiness major and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jarzynka has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Shop with a Jock, Souper Bowl of Caring and local hospital visits, and he was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017.