University of Michigan '94-'99, Captain of the 1997 National Champions, 11 year NFL Veteran, 2015-16 NFL Hall of fame nominee

Jon Jansen

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1998 All American

2x Captain

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

Public Speaker

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

Corporate Luncheons

Washington Redskins QB Club

K-12 assemblies and classroom presentations

​Speak on Leadership and Motivation to athletes, coaches, teams, organizations, groups and corporations


Public Speaking



2015 NFL Hall of Fame Nominee

Jon's Bio:

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