The countdown of the KNIA/KRLS All-Decade Team continues with the early part of the decade for the Pella football team, which was a program on the cusp of doing something incredible, but when it came to November football, they couldn’t quite put it together for a 3A title–yet. One player bridged that gap with his on-the-field dominance and leadership in the locker room — and was a key member of the first undefeated Pella state championship in 2014. Iowa’s Mr. Football that season, Garret Jansen was the anchor of one of the best defensive fronts in Class 3A football in the past decade, and Andrew Schneider catches up with the all-time great Dutch lineman.



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Accolades:
2014 Mr. Iowa Football
2013, 2014 First Team All-State (Iowa Newspaper Association and Des Moines Register)
2014 3A State Football Champion



2020 All Decade Team (two new players will be revealed every week — tune in every Friday at 4:30 p.m. to hear a special feature about one offensive and defensive honoree):
QB
RB
RB
WR – Levi Jungling, Pella Christian
WR – Donovan Holterhaus, Pella
WR – COMING WEEK FOUR
OL – Jake Crozier, Twin Cedars
OL – Jace Smith, PCM
OL
OL
OL
K
KR

DL – Garret Jansen, Pella
DL – Chaz Clark, Pleasantville
DL
DL
LB – Josh Pringle, Pella
LB – COMING WEEK FOUR
LB
DB – Keegan Cox, Knoxville
DB
DB
DB
P
PR

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