The Nebraska Cornhuskers have put another homegrown walk-on player into the National Football League. And, believe me, RanchBabe just screamed happily.
With the 176pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected Nebraska Fullback Andy Janovich.
The pride of Gretna High School in Gretna, Nebraska walked on to the Huskers, where he played a total of 50 games for the Huskers, including 10 starts.
It's easy to see that Janovich was discovered early and used often by Mike Riley and Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf last season. Not only was he Honorable Mention All-Big Ten last season, he was the Nebraska lifter of the year last season. He was also the recipient of the Tom Novak Award, given to the Senior that "best exemplifies courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-America center Tom Novak."
Janovich is a guy who can run zone read, I formation, and block, catch and run with the best of them. '
Here is our NFL Draft profile on Jano.
Congrats Denver, you're getting a good one.
Took FB Andy Janovich from Nebraska (6th rd). A tough, hard-nosed player who can block & play special teams. An old-school throwback player.— John Elway (@johnelway) April 30, 2016