Husker Andy Janovich thanks the crowd after receiving the Novak trophy during the Outland Trophy Award Banquet.

Andy Janovich’s successful season brings hope to any NU fullbacks waiting behind him. Among them is junior-to-be Harrison Jordan.

“He’s really excited,” Janovich said. “I know he’s pumped up to take over the role. He’s got a bright future, and I think he knows that.”

Janovich won the Novak Award after rushing for 265 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. The Gretna graduate had three career carries before getting 42 as a senior.

Jordan was listed No. 2 at fullback behind Janovich, but the 5-10, 230-pound Omaha Westside graduate lacks the same experience.

“He’s got work to do, for sure,” Janovich said. “Nothing is just given to anybody, but he just loves to hit people, and he’s fairly quick for how big he is. He’s got one of the biggest squats on the entire team, like 615 or something unreal.”

Janovich called it a big deal to win the Novak Award, named after former Husker Tom “Train Wreck” Novak. He would have liked a nickname like that, too.

“Absolutely,” Janovich said.

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