Honors & Awards » Team Captain (2015)) » Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2014) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
Senior Jack Gangwish went from scout team performer in 2013 to a significant contributor for the Blackshirt defense in 2014. Gangwish was Nebraska’s top reserve at defensive end, seeing extensive playing time behind Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen. With Gregory departed to the NFL, the 6-2, 265-pound Gangwish is slated as a likely starter opposite McMullen in 2015.
Gangwish is known for his high energy and work ethic, evidenced by his selection as the 2014 Nebraska Lifter of the Year. Originally a walk-on, Gangwish was placed on scholarship prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Gangwish has great respect from his teammates, and was voted as one of six captains for the 2015 season. Gangwish is on track to earn his degree in agricultural economics in December.
2014 (Junior) Gangwish played in 12 games, with starts against McNeese State, Iowa and USC. He had 19 tackles, including seven solo stops and four tackles for loss. He shared a sack against Northwestern and forced a fumble on the play.
Gangwish had a career-high five tackles in his first start against McNeese State, including a tackle for loss. Gangwish had two tackles and a TFL against Rutgers. He capped the regular season by tying his career high with five tackles at Iowa, including a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.
2013 (Sophomore) Gangwish added depth at defensive end in 2013, but did not play.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman) Gangwish was a reserve linebacker but did not see game action.
2011 (Redshirt) He redshirted and worked on the scout team defense in 2011.
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 forced two 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.
Personal Jack was born on Jan. 6, 1993. His mom is Kim Gangwish, and his father and stepmother are Paul and Deb Gangwish. Jack earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits. Paul Gangwish was a letterwinner at defensive end for Coach Tom Osborne in 1985.
Gangwish's Career Statistics » Games Played: 12 (all in 2014) » Games Started: 3 (all in 2014) » Tackles: 19 (all in 2014) » Tackles for Loss: 4 (all in 2014) » Sacks: 1.5 (all in 2014)
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