Andy Janovich quickly earned playing time as a true freshman last season, and he became one of three fullbacks who played a key role in helping Nebraska lead the Big Ten in both rushing offense and total offense. Janovich and seniors Mike Marrow and C.J. Zimmerer all return for 2013, making the fullback spot a strength for the Huskers.
The 6-1, 225-pound Janovich is a powerful blocker, who also has ability as both a runner and pass-receiving threat. A walk-on from Gretna, Neb., Janovich started two games last fall, becoming the first true freshman walk-on to start a game since 2008.
Janovich did not play in the season’s first three games, but became a regular contributor in the final 11 games. He started against Idaho State and Ohio State and finished the year 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. Janovich also saw action on NU’s kickoff return unit.
Andy is the son of Ron and Brenda Janovich and was born on May 23, 1993.
Janovich’s Career Statistics
» Games Played–11 in 2012
» Games Started–2 in 2012
» Rushing–3 rushes, 6 yards, long-3 (Idaho State), all in 2012
» Receiving–2 receptions, 13 yards, long-8 (Idaho State), all in 2012