82 Jeff Janis
82 - Jeff Janis
Height: 6-3
Weight: 218
Year: Sr
Hometown: Tawas City, Mich.
High School: Tawas Area HS
Position: WR

2012: Competed in and started all 11 games for Saginaw Valley during his junior campaign...was second in the nation with 106 receptions and led all DII players with 1,635 receiving yards, both of which set new SVSU single season marks...set a Saginaw Valley and GLIAC record with 300 receiving yards at Lake Erie (Sep. 22)...broke the Cardinal and GLIAC single game mark for receptions with 18 against Michigan Tech (Oct. 27)...established a new season standard in the GLIAC with 92 conference receptions on the year...scored 18 total touchdowns (17 receiving, 1 rushing) to finish with a team-best 108 points on the season and ranked third in the GLIAC with a 9.8 points per game average...hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass in the season finale against Grand Valley St. (Nov. 10)...caught a season-long 73-yard reception at Lake Erie (Sep. 22)...named to the AP Little All-America Squad (Dec. 14) and the Darktronics Division II Football All-America First Team (Dec. 12)...honored as the GLIAC "Offensive Back of the Year" and was one of 24 candidates nominated for the annual Harlon Hill Award...selected to the All-GLIAC First Team and the GLIAC All-Academic team...chosen as the GLIAC "Offensive Player of the Week" four times during the season (Sep. 4, Sep. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 12).

2011: Competed in all eleven games for Saginaw Valley, starting in eight...posted a team-high 968 receiving yards with a 20.2 yard average gain...recorded three games receiving for more than 100 yards, his season high being for 179 yards in a loss to Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 19)...selected Honorable Mention All-GLIAC.

2010: Earned a starting position in six of ten games played…rushed for 16 yards and had 130 yards off nine receptions…had one touchdown against Ashland (Oct. 23)… recorded 40 yards on two kick returns and had one tackle on the season…helped lead the Cardinals to a 43-31 win over Michigan Tech (Oct. 9) where he posted 48 reception yards and rushed for 11.

2009: Redshirted in 2009.

Prior to SVSU/Personal: Prepped at Tawas Area High School...was a member of both the football and basketball teams...was an all-conference wide receiver who was utilized as a running back following an injury...led his team in rushing after the position change...majoring in exercise science...son of Chris and Deb Janis...born 6/9/91.