One of the legends of Ohio State football, he won the team's MVP award as well as the Heisman Trophy in 1950.
He was a standout student and all-around athlete in high school, with offers to play for over 60 colleges and two baseball teams after graduation.
A serious brain injury ended his professional sports career, but Janowicz eventually recovered to become a broadcaster for Ohio State.
He grew up in Elyria, Ohio, the second youngest of nine children born to Polish immigrants who settled in the city.
He played under the legendary Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes.