Players

Jason Vander Laan
TE #45
Height:
6-4
Weight:
244
Age:
25
College:
Ferris State
Hometown:
Frankfort, IL
Experience:
1

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts to the practice squad on November 3, 2017.
  • Waived by the New York Jets on September 3, 2017.
  • Signed by the Jets to a reserve/future contract on January 2, 2017.
  • Signed to the New York Jets practice squad on December 20, 2016.
  • Waived by the Jets on August 28, 2016.
  • Signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Started in all 46 games he played in as a quarterback at Ferris State, completing 666-of-1,050 passes (63.4 percent) for 8,240 yards, 85 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Also ran for 5,953 yards (NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a career) and 81 touchdowns (NCAA Division II record) on 1,010 carries (5.9 avg.).
  • Became the first quarterback in NCAA history to compile over 1,000 rushing and passing yards for four-straight seasons.
  • Ranks as Ferris State’s all-time rushing and scoring leader.
  • Led the Bulldogs to a 26-2 record, including back-to-back undefeated regular seasons (2014-15), in his last 28 starts.
  • As a senior in 2015, started all 12 games and completed 210-of-320 passes (65.6 percent) for 2,625 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Also was the top rushing quarterback in the nation (at all levels) with 1,542 yards and 24 touchdowns on 263 carries (5.9 avg.).
  • Finished 2015 first in the nation in points responsible (306).
  • As a junior in 2014, was named an All-America selection and won the Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in NCAA Division II, after completing 183-of-275 passes (66.5 percent) for 2,381 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Also ran for 1,466 yards and 20 touchdowns on 235 carries (6.2 avg.).
  • Was also named the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year.
  • As a sophomore in 2013, started all 11 games, was named an All-America selection and set the all-time NCAA Division II single-season mark for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,607. Scored 21 touchdowns on the ground and completed 140-of-224 passes (62.5 percent) for 1,741 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
  • Started all 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012, completing 133-of-231 passes (57.6 percent) for 1,493 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Also ran for 1,338 yards and 16 touchdowns on 247 carries (5.14 avg.).
  • Earned GLIAC Freshman of the Year honors.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Ill. where he was a three-year starting quarterback and standout defensive back.
  • Completed 67-of-162 passes for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2010.
  • Also led the team in tackles (53) and interceptions (three) and forced four fumbles.
  • A native of Frankfort, Ill.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts to the practice squad on November 3, 2017.
  • Waived by the New York Jets on September 3, 2017.
  • Signed by the Jets to a reserve/future contract on January 2, 2017.
  • Signed to the New York Jets practice squad on December 20, 2016.
  • Waived by the Jets on August 28, 2016.
  • Signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Started in all 46 games he played in as a quarterback at Ferris State, completing 666-of-1,050 passes (63.4 percent) for 8,240 yards, 85 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Also ran for 5,953 yards (NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a career) and 81 touchdowns (NCAA Division II record) on 1,010 carries (5.9 avg.).
  • Became the first quarterback in NCAA history to compile over 1,000 rushing and passing yards for four-straight seasons.
  • Ranks as Ferris State’s all-time rushing and scoring leader.
  • Led the Bulldogs to a 26-2 record, including back-to-back undefeated regular seasons (2014-15), in his last 28 starts.
  • As a senior in 2015, started all 12 games and completed 210-of-320 passes (65.6 percent) for 2,625 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Also was the top rushing quarterback in the nation (at all levels) with 1,542 yards and 24 touchdowns on 263 carries (5.9 avg.).
  • Finished 2015 first in the nation in points responsible (306).
  • As a junior in 2014, was named an All-America selection and won the Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in NCAA Division II, after completing 183-of-275 passes (66.5 percent) for 2,381 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Also ran for 1,466 yards and 20 touchdowns on 235 carries (6.2 avg.).
  • Was also named the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Year.
  • As a sophomore in 2013, started all 11 games, was named an All-America selection and set the all-time NCAA Division II single-season mark for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,607. Scored 21 touchdowns on the ground and completed 140-of-224 passes (62.5 percent) for 1,741 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
  • Started all 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012, completing 133-of-231 passes (57.6 percent) for 1,493 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Also ran for 1,338 yards and 16 touchdowns on 247 carries (5.14 avg.).
  • Earned GLIAC Freshman of the Year honors.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights, Ill. where he was a three-year starting quarterback and standout defensive back.
  • Completed 67-of-162 passes for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in 2010.
  • Also led the team in tackles (53) and interceptions (three) and forced four fumbles.
  • A native of Frankfort, Ill.