University of Michigan '94-'99, Captain of the 1997 National Champions, 11 year NFL Veteran, 2015-16 NFL Hall of fame nominee
1998 All American
1997 and 1998 Big Ten Champs
1997 National Champs
1998 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year
1998 Big Ten Medal of Honor
1999 NFL draft pick 37, Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins 2001 Player of the Year
2005 All-Pro Second Team
11 year career, played in 137 games, 125 starts
Howie Long Tough Guy Award
Member of the 80 Greatest Redskins
Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame inductee 2011
2015 NFL Hall of Fame Nominee
Big Ten Network 2011-13
CBS, ESPN, NFL Network, ABC
97.1 The Ticket, Detroit Lions post game
Monday Night Live Co-host
Published in: Sporting News, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press
Play by Play and Color Analyst for CrossFit Media
IMG Michigan Tailgate, Pregame, Halftime and Postgame Show 2014-15
Inside Michigan Football Coach's Show with Jim Harbaugh
IMG College Football Blitz 2015
2013 Commencement speaker, University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology
2012 Harbor Springs Commencement speaker
High School Sports Banquets
Beyond the Scoreboard key note speaker 2013
Hosted 2014 University of Michigan Mock Rock
Washington Redskins QB Club
K-12 assemblies and classroom presentations
Speak on Leadership and Motivation to athletes, coaches, teams, organizations, groups and corporations
Jon grew up in the small town of Clawson, MI. Clawson is a suburb in the Metro Detroit area. He attended the University of Michigan, from 1994-1999, where he graduated with a degree from the school of Kinesiology.
While at Michigan he was a member of the football program and was elected twice by his teammates to lead them as their Captain. As Captain, his teams won the 1997 National Championship and the 1998 Big Ten Championship. An All-American in 1998, he started a record 50 games and earned the nickname "Rock" for his leadership, toughness and dependability.
In 1999 Jon was selected by the Washington Redskins with the 37th overall pick. He played in Washington for 10 seasons, elected by his teammates in just his 3rd season as their Captain. He played his final season in Detroit and retired after training camp in 2010 due to an accumulation of injuries. Toughness was a trademark for Jansen, playing one season with casts on both hands after breaking both of them in the opening week of the season.
Throughout Jon's playing career, he worked with and in the media, in many different capacities, including writing for the Washington Times and Detroit Free Press, co-host of Monday Night Live on Comcast, and work with various other media outlets. In his second career he has continued his work in the media providing expert analysis on the NFL and NCAA Football, for most major news outlets, ABC, CBS, ESPN, NFL Films, Big Ten Network, NFL Network, and CrossFit Media.
Jon spent 3 years with the Big Ten Network. While there he worked in the studio on the Next Level and BTN Live and on Saturday, provided color analysis from the booth as well as expert insight from the sidelines.
Currently, he has partnered with the University of Michigan Athletics and IMG Broadcasting as co-host of the Michigan Football Tailgate and pre game show as well as providing halftime and post game analysis.
In his spare time, he owns and operates CrossFit Petoskey, providing Northern Michigan with an elite training facility, based on functional movements and training.
Jon continues to speak to corporations, teams, Michigan Alumni, and various organizations, sharing his unique experiences and lessons learned throughout his career. If you would like to schedule Jon to speak to your group please contact him at email@example.com.