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Jeff Janis

Jeff Janis
Janis in 2014
No. 83 Green Bay Packers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-24) June 24, 1991
Place of birth: Tawas City, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Tawas (MI)
College: Saginaw Valley State
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Receptions: 4
Receiving Yards: 95
Touchdowns: 0
Stats at

Jeffrey Ronald "Jeff" Janis (born June 24, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State.

High School

A native of Tawas City, Michigan, Janis attended Tawas Area High School. He was a member of both the football and basketball teams, and was an all-conference wide receiver who also played as a running back following an injury, and ended up leading his team in rushing.

College career

Janis attended Saginaw Valley State University between 2009-2013, and played for the Cardinals. After red-shirting in 2009, he caught 9 passes for 130 yards and one touchdown in 2010. In 2011, he appeared in all 11 games, starting eight and posted a team-high 968 receiving yards on 48 receptions (20.2 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. In 2012, he started all 11 games and 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. He caught 17 touchdown passes, and was named an first-team All-GLIAC selection. In 2013, he caught 83 passes for 1,572 yards and 14 touchdowns. He earned himself first-team All-GLIAC honors, and was an first-team AFCA Div. II All-American.[1]

For his career, Janis finished second in the history of the GLIAC with 4,305 receiving yards.

Janis was invited to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl.[2]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round (236th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] Janis was the first Saginaw Valley State Cardinal drafted since Todd Herremans in 2005, and the first wide receiver in school history to be drafted, though his role on the team is more on the Special Teams squad rather than taking snaps at wide receiver.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 78 in 219 lb 32 12 in 9 in 4.42 s 3.98 s 6.64 s 37.5 in 10 ft 3 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Career statistics


Season Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 Green Bay Packers 3 0 2 16 8 9 0
Total 3 0 2 16 8 9 0


  1. ^ Honors Keep Coming For SVSUs' Janis
  2. ^ Janis invited to Senior Bowl
  3. ^ SVSU wide receiver Jeff Janis selected in the seventh round, 236th overall pick, by the Green Bay Packers
  4. ^ Combine Player Profile - Jeff Janis
  5. ^ Statistics

External links

  • Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Bio
  • 2014 Senior Bowl Bio
  • NFL Draft Scout Profile
  • Twitter Account
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