Joe Planansky

Joe Planansky

Born: Oct. 21, 1971 in Hemingford, pop. 803

Age: 44

High School: Hemmingford

College/years: Chadron State, 1991-94

Games played in the NFL: 2

Fun facts:

  • Played in two games at tight end for the Miami Dolphins in 1995, the last season for Hall of Fame coach Don Shula.
  • Caught 154 passes for 1,877 yards and 11 touchdowns over his career at CSC.
  • Claimed the 189-pound Class C state title to complete an undefeated wrestling season in 1990.
  • Was an all-state football selection in high school.
  • Transferred to Chadron State in 1991 after spending one year studying engineering at Kansas State.
  • Was a three-time All-RMAC selection while at CSC.
  • Inducted into the RMAC Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Chadron State College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.


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