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Jason Olejniczak

Hometown:
Decorah, IA

High School:
Decorah HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
09/05/1970

Iowa Item - - Member of Iowa baseball team in 1991 . . . second team GTE academic all-American in 1992 . . . Big Ten all-academic squad in 1990, 1991 and 1992.

1993 - - Nominated for all-Big Ten honors . . . started all 11 games and 23 straight overall . . . academic all-Big Ten for the fourth straight year . . . named to GTE/CoSIDA District VII academic all-America team and is on national ballot . . . defensive MVP vs. Minnesota . . . defense Mr. Hustle vs. Michigan State and Northern Illinois . . . eight career interceptions to tie for 12th on career list . . . 269 career tackles to rank 11th . . . one interception, one fumble recovery and seven pass break-ups . . . 13 tackles at Michigan . . . 12 tackles vs. Minnesota . . . led team with 11 tackles at Michigan State . . . nine stops vs. Purdue . . . eight tackles, a break-up and an interception vs. Tulsa . . . eight tackles vs. Iowa State, Indiana and Northwestern . . . seven tackles vs. Penn State . . . 1992 - - honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . started all 12 games . . . led team with 99 total tackles . . . 15 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Miami (FL) . . . defensive game MVP and defense Mr. Hustle vs. Hurricanes . . . Chevrolet Scholarship Player of the Game after recording 12 tackles (seven solo) and a pass break-up at Michigan . . . also one interception for nine yards vs. Wolverines . . . another pick-off vs. Iowa State . . . eight tackles vs. Cyclones . . . 10 tackles vs. North Carolina State . . . seven tackles and a pass break-up vs. Wisconsin . . . 10 tackles vs. Purdue . . . 10 stops vs. Ohio State . . . one interception at Indiana to earn co-defensive Mr. Hustle vs. Minnesota . . . 1991 - - played in all 12 games but had no starts . . . totaled 22 solos and 10 assists . . . forced a fumble vs. Michigan . . . had interception late in Wisconsin game that led to Iowa's game-winning scoring drive . . . defense Mr. Hustle vs. Indiana . . . two solo stops vs. Brigham Young in Holiday Bowl . . . 1990 - - played in all 12 games, accounting for 40 tackles . . . tied for sixth in Big Ten with three interceptions . . . season-high seven stops and a theft at Michigan State . . . also intercepted passes vs. Wisconsin and Ohio State . . . forced a fumble, defended a pass and made three stops at Miami . . . six tackles and a pass defended vs. Iowa State . . . notched five tackles and forced a fumble at Illinois . . . 1989 - - redshirted.

High school honors - - USA Today honorable mention all-American . . . SuperPrep all-Midlands . . . two-time first team all-state (QB and DB) . . . three-time first team all-conference . . . Career - - led team to 31-2 mark and two state titles as starting QB . . . 18 career interceptions . . . passed for 901 yards and rushed for 890 as senior, setting school mark for total offense . . . made 91 tackles with five interceptions as senior . . . over 800 yards rushing and passing along with nine interceptions as junior . . . three-time all-state in baseball.

Personal - - born 9/5/70 . . . marketing major . . . member of National Honor Society . . . brother Lon played football at Iowa from 1979-83.

Career Stats
Defense Solo Ast. Total PBU Int
Freshman22184043
Sophomore 22103201
Junior4856 10463
Senior52479971
Career 144 131 275 17 8
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