Jason Olejniczak
Jason Olejniczak

Decorah native Jason Olejniczak was named to the Des Moines Register's All-Century all-state football team, as voted on by readers.

Olejniczak, who played for Decorah in the late 1980s, was named to the all-century defense as a punter. He was the only local connection recognized by the Des Moines Register's list.

Olejniczak, who was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Football Players Hall of Fame, lettered 15 times in four years of varsity sports at Decorah. He amassed a 31-2 record on the football team, compiling 4,096 yards of total offense while starting at quarterback for three years. He led the Vikes to back-to-back state titles in 1987 and 1988. He also led the team in tackles, along with 17 career interceptions. Olejniczak went on to play football at the University of Iowa, where he was a four-time letter winner. At the time of his graduation, he was in the career top-10 in tackles and interceptions.

Olejniczak is the head football coach at Perry High School. He is the son of Dennis and Paula Olejniczak of Decorah.