|Hometown:||Loup City, Neb.|
|High School:||Loup City|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2015, 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Sophomore Matt Jarzynka will look to battle for playing time at defensive end in the 2016 season. The Loup City, Neb., native added depth at the position each of his first two years in the program and will look to make an impact on a defensive line that lost three starters from the 2015 campaign.
Jarzynka has excelled off the field, being named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his four semesters in Lincoln.
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 (Norris 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 four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jarzynka has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits