Janis, a Tawas City, Michigan native, earns the recognition just a few days after being invited to play in the 2013 Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Jeff followed a 2012 All-American campaign with one equally as impressive in 2013. The 6-3, 218 pounder capped-off his SVSU career with 83 catches for 1,572 yards and 14 touchdowns, adding a pair of rushing TD's. He led the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in every major receiving category aside from yards-per-catch, where he was second with a mark of 18.9. He was named the GLIAC "Offensive Back of the Year" for the second-consecutive time and was selected to the Daktronics, Inc. All-Super Region Four First Team.
Janis finished his career owning two of the three best seasons regarding receiving yards (league games only) in the history of the GLIAC. He tied the league's single season record with 1,492 yards this season and his 1,468 yard output in 2012 ranks third all-time. He sits second in GLIAC career receiving net yards with a total of 3,879 in league games.
Janis helped lead the Cardinals to a 9-3 overall record and a 9-1 mark in league play in 2013 as SVSU won its third-straight GLIAC North Division championship. The Cardinals advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the third time in the past five years, where they fell in the opening round to national semifinalist Grand Valley State University.