15 Jason Vander Laan
15 Jason Vander Laan
Height: 6-4
Weight: 244
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Frankfort, Ill.
High School: Chicago Christian
Position: QB

 

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VANDER LAAN CAREER & SEASON STATISTICS

"THE NATION'S TOP DUAL-THREAT QUARTERBACK"

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VANDER LAAN CAREER & SEASON STATISTICS

VANDER LAAN AT A GLANCE:
Holds NCAA Career Record For Most Career Rushing Yards by a QB (All levels)
First QB in NCAA History w/1,000+ rush & pass yards for four-straight years
Set NCAA Division II Record for most career rushing touchdowns by a QB
Recipient of 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy As NCAA Division II Player of Year
2014-15 Division II National Scholar-Athlete of the Year (All sports)
2015 Campbell Trophy “Academic Heisman” Finalist (All levels)
Four-year starter & letterwinner; Two-time Team Captain
Consensus 2014 All-American & 2015 Preseason National Player of Year
Two-Time GLIAC Player of the Year; Two-Time All-GLIAC First Team (2014 & 2015)
Accounted for 51 TD's this season & ranked first in nation in points responsible for
Nation’s top rushing quarterback this year at all levels of college football
Earned National Offensive & GLIAC Player of Week honors multiple times this year
Top rushing QB in the nation (1,542 yards) this year at all levels

VANDER LAAN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
2013 & 2014 All-America Selection; Four-Time All-GLIAC Pick
Became GLIAC’s All-Time Conference Leader In Total Offense This Year
Only active QB in college football at any level with 70-plus rushing & passing TD’s
Has more career rushing yards than any other QB in college football history at any level
Set NCAA Single-Season All-Time Record For Most Rushing Yards by a QB in 2013
Ranks among top five active NCAA career rushing leaders in D2 football
School record holder w/more than 14,000 yards total offense
Became school’s all-time career rushing leader as a junior in 2014
More than 8,000 passing yards - ranks top three in school history
Ran & passed for 1,000 plus yards four-straight seasons (has 4 of the 25 times in D2 history)
Owns GLIAC all-time records for rush yards by QB in game (284), season (1,607) & career (5,730)

2015 KEY STATISTICS & INFORMATION:
Ran for over 500 yards more than any other QB in country this year
Most rushing yards by a QB in the country this year (1,542) & top 10 overall
Ranked among nation's top 10 in completion percentage & rushing TD's (24)
Ranked in top six overall in rushing yards per game (128.5) & rushing td's (24)
Ranked in top five nationally in total offense (347.2) & 2nd in scoring (12.0)
Ranked #1 in nation in points responsible (306) for this season
Ranked in top 10 in passing efficiency (159.1), total rush yards (1,542) & yards per pass attempt
Had eight 100-plus yard rushing games this year & threw for more than 100 in all 11 games
Posted 150 rushing yards or more in five outings
Threw for a career-high 419 yards in win over rival Grand Valley State on the road
Accounted for six touchdowns in comeback win at league foe Findlay
Ranked second in total offense (14,193) on D2 active career leaders list
Ranked third in most career rushing yards for active D2 players (5,953)
Ranked third on D2 active career list in points per game (10.7 ppg.)

2015 FERRIS STATE TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Ferris State was second in scoring offense, third in total offense & 9th in rushing offense
Team has won 25-straight regular season games dating back to 2013
Team posted first back-to-back unbeaten regular-seasons since 1994-95 (20 years)
Team secured back-to-back GLIAC titles for first time since 1995-96
Team received second consecutive NCAA Playoff appearance & posted first win since '96
Team ranked top-four in nation in every national poll & number one in D2Football.com Poll
Team ranked first in NCAA Super Region Four Rankings this season
Final #2 regular-season ranking in AFCA poll was school’s best in history of the poll
Team has won 24-straight conference games to lead GLIAC
Last remaining collegiate or professional team in Michigan without a loss
Quarterback of GLIAC’s top scoring, rushing & total offense team this year
Leader of one of most potent offenses in all of college football
Team had 40 or more points in seven games, including 70 in road win at Lake Erie

MORE VANDER LAAN NEWS & NOTES:
2013 & 2014 GLIAC Commissioner’s Award Recipient for Excellence
Four-Time GLIAC All-Academic Team Selection
Two-Time All-America Selection & Four-Time All-GLIAC Pick
Two-Time AFCA Good Works Team Nominee & Academic All-District Honoree
Holds school career record for total points & #2 in GLIAC history
Broke school record for most career TD's (81)
Ranks as school’s all-time rushing & scoring leader
Ranks #2 all-time in career rushing TD’s by a quarterback at any level of college football
Compiled more than 12,000 yards of total offense in GLIAC games (conference record)

WITH VANDER LAAN AT QUARTERBACK:
Team posted 37-9 mark in his four years as starting QB
Started all 46 games of his collegiate career
Team went 26-2 overall in his last 28 starts
Led Bulldogs to team's first 11-plus win season since 1995 in 2014
Team averaged 520 yards per game of total offense this year
Led team to four-straight wins over rival Grand Valley State after 11-game series' losing streak
Guided team to three-straight eight-plus win seasons (first time since mid-1990’s)
Led team to 13 consecutive road victories to end career
Helped team set school single-season rushing, scoring & total offense records in career
Team was last remaining unbeaten team in Michigan at any level for second-straight year
JVL scored more career points than any other active QB in college football at any level
Led squad to 500 or more yards of total offense in a game 21 times in his career
Guided squad to a 30-5 mark over the last three seasons & 22-2 in last two years

 


OFFICIAL RELEASE: VANDER LAAN WINS THE 2014 HARLON HILL TROPHY!

 



2013:
Started all 11 games in 2013 as team's starting QB ... Set all-time NCAA Division II single-season mark for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,607 ... Scored 21 TD's on the ground ... Earned National Player of the Week honors multiple times ... Also threw for 1,741 yards and nine scores ... Helped Bulldogs rank among nation's top offensive units ... Averaged 29.7 yards on six punts and placed three inside the 20-yard line ... 2012: Started all 11 games at quarterback during the 2012 campaign ... Earned GLIAC Freshman of the Year honors ... For the year, he was 133-231 for 1,493 yards passing with 13 touchdowns ... Rushed the ball a team-high 247 times for 1,338 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Averaged 5.4 yards per carry on the ground with his longest run being 63 yards ... Ranked number one on the team in total offense with 2,831 yards (257.4 per game) ... Led team in scoring with 100 points ... Had a team-high four touchdown passes against Northwood ... Had two touchdown runs against St. Francis ... Scored two or more touchdowns in 10 of 11 games ... 2011: Redshirted during the 2011 campaign at Ferris State . . . High School: Coached in 2010 on the prep level by Eric Washington …… Named to the all-area team as a defensive back ….. Three-year starting quarterback …… Completed 67-of-162 passes for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns … Also ran for 582 yards and seven TD's on 144 carries … Led the Knights in tackles (53) and interceptions (3) … Forced four fumbles … Averaged 40.1 yards per kick as team's punter.