Jon Jansen

Football Player
Born Jan 28, 1976

Jonathan Ward Jansen is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on January 28, 1976.


1998 22 Years Old 1 More Event
As a senior in 1998, he was named a First-Team All-American by the Burger King American Football Coaches Association. … Read More
2002 26 Years Old Jansen was voted by his teammates as the 'Unsung Hero' of the Redskins for 2002. … Read More
2003 27 Years Old Jansen started all 16 games in 2003 at right tackle for the fourth straight season, living up to his nickname: "The Rock". … Read More
2004 28 Years Old Jansen suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon injury in the Redskins' preseason opener on Aug. 9, 2004 against the Denver Broncos. … Read More


On May 29, 2009, the Washington Redskins cut Jansen. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old He was re-signed to a one year, $860,000 deal, the NFL minimum, on March 6, 2010. On September 4, 2010, however, Jansen was released by the Lions as they cut their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 player limit. … Read More
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