Sophomore Jack Gangwish will look to make a push for playing time in 2013, after switching from linebacker to defensive end during spring ball. The 6-2, 245-pound Gangwish has made great strides in the Husker strength and conditioning program the past two seasons. The Wood River, Neb., native has shown the athleticism and relentless attitude needed to make a push for playing time in the future.
Gangwish's father, Paul, played at Nebraska under Tom Osborne, lettering as a defensive end in 1985.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Gangwish was a standout on the scout team defense, reguarly working at linebacker. He did not see any game action.
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 had two forced 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.
Jack was born on Jan. 6, 1993, and is the son of Paul and Deb Gangwish. He has not declared a major. Gangwish has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline. Paul Gangwish was a letterwinner at defensive end for Tom Osborne in 1985.