Pro Highlights

  • Played in all 16 games for the second straight season in 2016 and was one of only two players on the team (FB Aaron Ripkowski) to register a rushing TD and a receiving TD.
  • Posted a career-high 11 receptions for a career-best 93 yards (8.5 avg.) and a TD last season.
  • Has posted 20 tackles on special teams over the past two seasons, including a career-high 15 stops in 2015.
  • Has registered a 26.3-yard average on 20 career kickoff returns, the fifth-best mark by a Packer with 20-plus returns.
  • Appeared in all 16 games in 2015, ranking No. 2 on the team with 15 tackles on special teams and posting a 29.0-yard average on 14 kickoff returns, including three of 45-plus yards.
  • Registered seven catches for 145 yards (20.7 avg.) and two TDs at Arizona in the 2015 posteason, becoming the first player in franchise history to register seven-plus receptions, 140-plus receiving yards and two-plus TD catches in a playoff game.
  • Appeared in three contests as a rookie in 2014, posting two receptions for 16 yards (8.0 avg.).
  • Was inactive (healthy scratch) for the other 13 regular-season games and both playoff contests as a rookie.
  • Drafted by the Packers in the seventh round (No. 236 overall), the first WR ever to be selected in the NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.


Played in 44 games with 37 starts, finishing his career as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (4,274) and receiving TDs (46)…Was twice named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Offensive Back of the Year, earning the award as a junior and as a senior…Caught 14-plus TDs in each of his last three seasons for the Cardinals…Earned his degree in exercise science…Senior season (2013): Started all 12 contests and caught 83 passes for 1,572 yards (18.9 avg.) and 14 TDs, including a career-high eight 100-yard receiving games…Added four carries for 49 yards (12.3 avg.) and two TDs…Was selected to the Little All-America team by The Associated Press and also earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc., and the American Football Coaches Association…Was named the GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year for the second consecutive season…Ranked No. 5 in the nation in receiving yards and tied for No. 9 in receiving TDs among Division II players…Was invited to the Senior Bowl following the 2013 season, becoming just the second Cardinals player ever to play in the all-star game (DE Lamar King, 1999)…Posted a GLIAC-record 331 receiving yards and a school-record-tying four TDs on 15 catches (22.1 avg.) vs. Hillsdale (Oct. 26)…Caught eight passes for 230 yards (28.8 avg.) and matched the school record with four receiving TDs, highlighted by his career-long 95-yard TD grab, vs. Northern Michigan (Nov. 9)…Junior season (2012): Started all 11 games and set single-season school records for receiving yards (1,635) and receptions (106), leading all Division II players in receiving yards and ranking No. 2 in catches…Posted a career-best 17 TD catches and 18 total TDs (one rushing), leading the team with 108 points and ranking third in the GLIAC with an average of 9.8 points per game…Established a new GLIAC record for the most receptions in conference games with 92 on the season…Recorded seven 100-yard receiving games…Was named to the Little All-America team by AP and earned first-team All-America honors from Daktronics, Inc. …Was named the GLIAC’s Offensive Back of the Year and was one of 24 candidates nominated for the Harlon Hill Award, given annually to the nation’s top player in Division II…Selected as the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week four times on the season…Hauled in 12 passes for a season-high 300 yards (25.0 avg.) at Lake Erie (Sept. 22), including a season-long 73-yard TD catch as well as 45- and 52-yard grabs…Caught a game-winning 32-yard TD pass with nine seconds remaining in the 55-52 victory vs. Grand Valley State (Nov. 10), finishing with 10 catches for 165 yards (16.5 avg.) and two TDs as the Cardinals captured a share of the GLIAC North Championship for the second straight year…Sophomore season (2011): Appeared in all 11 games with eight starts and caught 48 passes for 968 yards (20.2 avg.) and 14 TDs…Earned honorable mention All-GLIAC recognition…Led the team in receiving yards, yards per catch and TD catches, and ranked No. 2 in receptions…Posted three 100-yard receiving games…Registered the first 100-yard receiving game of his career, catching four passes for 144 yards (36.0 avg.), including TD grabs of 76 and 34 yards, at Lake Erie (Sept. 17)…Recorded season highs for receiving yards (179) and TD catches (three) on six receptions (29.8 avg.) at Minnesota-Duluth (Nov. 19), with TD catches of 76, 65 and 22 yards…Redshirt freshman season (2010): Played in 10 games with six starts…Caught nine passes for 130 yards (14.4 avg.) and a TD and added 16 rushing yards on three attempts (5.3 avg.)…Posted a season-high 48 receiving yards on two catches (24.0 avg.) vs. Michigan Tech (Oct. 9), highlighted by a season-long 28-yard grab.


iven name Jeffrey Ronald Janis…Born in Tawas City, Mich. …Married, wife’s name is Alyssa…The couple has an infant son, Carter...Worked several summers at his uncle’s auto shop in Tawas City, changing tires and oil, starting when he was 15 years old…High school: Earned all-conference recognition as a junior at WR at Tawas Area High School (Tawas City, Mich.)…Led the team in rushing as a senior after playing RB for most of the season due to a broken finger…Rushed for 731 yards and 10 TDs on just 45 carries (16.2 avg.)…Caught 17 passes for 375 yards (22.1 avg.) and six TDs…Posted a 30.1-yard average on 11 kickoff returns and averaged 9.8 yards as a punt returner…Added 12 tackles on defense and a 51-yard INT return…As a junior, averaged 29.8 yards on 11 kickoff returns…Posted an average of 31.8 yards per catch and added 20 tackles on defense…Also lettered three times each in basketball and track, participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and the long jump…Community involvement: While he was in college, participated in an NFL Play 60 event and a benefit walk to bring awareness to domestic violence…Residence: Tawas City, Mich.