March 12, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football alumnus Jon Jansen will be the host for the 2014 Mock Rock to be held on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the 15th annual Mock Rock at Crisler Center.
In addition to Jansen, the judging panel includes University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman, her husband Ken Coleman, Jan Brandon and associate athletic director Greg Harden. Mock Rock is the annual talent show hosted by Michigan student-athletes to raise money for local community partners.
Tickets for the annual variety show are $13 for students with a valid U-M student ID. A general admission ticket is $15 and VIP tickets are available for $30. Tickets can be purchased online at MGoBlue.com/tickets or in person at the U-M Athletic Ticket Office on South State Street.
Jansen set Michigan's school record with 50 straight starts at right tackle. An All-America selection in 1998, he was a two-time All-Big Ten first team selection and the Big Ten Offensive Lineman in 1998. He captained the 1997 national championship team and 1998 Michigan football teams.
After graduation, Jansen was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft (37th overall pick). He started 125 of his 137 career NFL games, playing 10 seasons with the Redskins and the 2009 season with the Detroit Lions. Jansen is currently a NFL and college football analyst.
The student-athletes have chosen two Washtenaw County non-profit organizations as beneficiaries for this year's Mock Rock, Food Gatherers and Team Red White and Blue. Food Gatherers serves Washtenaw County as a food bank program for those in need and Team Red White and Blue is an organization that reconnects veterans to their local communities through physical and social activity.
For more information, visit mgosaac.org/mock-rock.
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