15 Jason Vander Laan
15 Jason Vander Laan
Height: 6-4
Weight: 241
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Frankfort, Ill.
High School: Chicago Christian
Position: QB



2014 Harlon Hill Trophy National Finalist
2014 GLIAC Player of the Year
2014 Daktronics Super Region Four Offensive Player of the Year
2014 Daktronics All-Super Region Four QB
Led team to first 11-0 regular season in 106-year history of Ferris State Football
Starting QB for top-four nationally ranked Ferris State University
Led team to first GLIAC?Championship in 15 Years & first NCAA?Playoff Bid since 1996
2013 Harlon Hill Trophy Regional Finalist
Three-year starter & letterwinner; Team Captain
Consensus Preseason All-American
Tabbed As Preseason GLIAC?Offensive Player of Year by multiple sources
Earned National Offensive &?GLIAC?Player of Week honors multiple times this year
Top rushing QB?in the nation (1,466 yards) at all levels
Led the nation in passing efficiency (177.8)?& points responsible for (300) in regular season
AFCA?Good Works Team Nominee
Academic All-District IV?First Team & On Ballot For Academic All-America Honors

2013 All-America Selection; Three-Time All-GLIAC?Pick
Only active QB?in college football at any level with 50-plus rushing &?passing TD’s
Has more career rushing yards than any other active QB?in college football 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
Less than 800 yards away from becoming all-time leading career rushing QB in D2 history
School record holder w/more than 10,000 yards total offense
Became school’s all-time career rushing leader as a junior this year
More than 5,000 passing yards - ranks top six in school history
Ran & passed for 1,000 plus yards three-straight seasons (has 3 of the 24 times in D2 history)
Ranks third in points per game (10 ppg.)?on D2 active career leaders list
Ranks fifth in most career rushing yards for active D2 players (4,411);
Ranked fourth in average rushing yards per game on D2 active career list (129.5 ypg.)
Owns GLIAC?all-time records for rush yards by QB in game (284), season (1,607) & career (4,411)

Ran for over 500 yards more than any other QB in country this year
Led nation in passing efficiency & points responsible for this season (300) in regular season
Most rushing yards by a QB in the country this year (1,466) &?top 15 overall
Leads nation in points responsible for per game (25.0 ppg)
Ranks among nation's top 10 in completion percentage & rushing TD's (20)
Ranked in top 15 overall in rushing yards per carry (6.2), yards per game (122.2) & passing td's (30)
Ranked in top 25 in scoring (10.0), yards per pass attempts (8.7) and total offense (320.6 pg.)
Set school record with 499 total offense yards vs Lake Erie
Ran for 284 yards (most by QB in nation) vs Lake Erie this season
Led team to at least 66 points & 700 yards or more in three games this season

Ferris State was first in nation in total offense, 2nd in scoring &?4th in rushing in regular season
Team won school-record and nation-leading 15 straight games
Team posted best start (11-0) since 1995 (19 years)
Team won GLIAC Championship for first time since 1999 (15 years)
Team received first NCAA playoff berth since 1996 (18 years)
Team ranked top-four in nation in six different polls & number one in 3 computer rankings
Team ranked first in NCAA Super Region Four Rankings this season
#4 ranking in AFCA poll was school’s best in history of the poll
Team won 14-straight conference games to lead GLIAC
Team broke school records for scoring (75), total yards (767)?& rushing yards (556) this year
Last remaining collegiate or professional team in Michigan without a loss
Team holds three of nation's top 8 single-game yardage totals this season
Team held 3rd longest current win streak in nation (all levels)

2013 GLIAC?Commissioner’s Award Recipient for Excellence
Three-Time GLIAC?All-Academic Team Selection
2013 All-America Selection & All-GLIAC?Pick
Led GLIAC in passing TD's (30), passing efficiency (177.8) &?completion percentage (68.6%)
Averages school all-time best 290 yards per game of total offense for his career
Ran for 57 TD's in his career and thrown for 58 more - Accounted for 115 career TD’s
Broke school record for total points (346) this year
Broke school record for most career TD's (has 57) this year
Finished one TD pass shy of breaking school single-season record of 31 TD throws

Team owns 26-8 mark in his three years as starting QB
Started all 34 games of his collegiate career to date
Team has went 19-3 overall in his last 22 starts
Led Bulldogs to team's first 11-plus win season since 1995 this year
Team averaged school-record 534 yards per game of total offense in regular season
Led team to three-straight wins over rival Grand Valley State after 11-game series' losing streak
Led team to back-to-back road wins at Michigan Tech after team had not won there in 15 years
Guided team to first back-to-back eight-plus win seasons since 1995-96
Team had won 8 straight home games & 8 straight road contests entering playoffs
Led team to school-record for total points this season (559)
Helped team set school single-season rushing, scoring & total offense records
Led team to back-to-back road wins at unbeaten & ranked opponents in Ohio Dominican &?MI?Tech
Engineered key fourth quarter drives to lead team in close games vs Lake Erie &?N. Michigan

PRESEASON: All-America candidate ... Returning All-America & All-GLIAC honoree ... Team Captain ... 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.