Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Seven-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
Senior defensive end Matt Jarzynka will add depth to a deep and veteran Husker defensive front in 2018. The Loup City, Neb., native joined the program as a walk-on and has provided depth and been a scout team standout throughout his Husker career.
Jarzynka was a 2017 Academic All-Big Ten selection, and is scheduled to earn his degree in agribusiness in December of 2018. Jarzynka carries better than a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average.
Jarzynka did not play in a game as a junior but added depth on the defensive line.
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 seven-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jarzynka is a three-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and also picked up the prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award in 2018. Jarzynka has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, School is Cool, Shop with a Jock, Souper Bowl of Caring and numerous local hospital and school outreach visits.