100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 59

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Michigan's Jon Jansen (Football, 1999)

Winner of the 1999 Big Ten Medal of Honor, Jon Jansen was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and became a model of consistency during his 10-year career. He started 125 of the 137 games in which he played and was named a second-team All-Pro in 2005. During his collegiate career, Jansen was a two-time All-Big Ten performer at Michigan and helped lead the Wolverines to a national title in 1997. Serving as captain during his junior and senior seasons, Jansen earned All-America status as a senior, while also garnering Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 1997 and 1998.

Jansen talks about lessons learned on the field and in the classroom in this Q&A.

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