Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2013)
Wyoming: Saw action off the bench following a redshirt season in 2012... totaled a pair of tackles and a QB hurry. Southern Miss: Tied for third on the team with four tackles, including three solo stops... notched a pair of TFL’s and forced a fumble. UCLA: Came off the bench to make a pair of stops. SDSU: Saw time off the bench... finished the game with one tackle. Illinois: Saw time at defensive end off the bench... finished the game with one tackle. Purdue: Came off the bench to record one of NU’s five sacks, a 10-yard loss in the third quarter. Minnesota: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. Northwestern: Didn’t play against the Wildcats. Michigan: Saw time off the bench and made two tackles while helping hold Michigan to -21 yards rushing. Michigan State: Came off the bench to make a pair of tackles, including his fourth TFL of the season.
Redshirt freshman Greg McMullen is one of several young players being counted on to be a factor on a new-look Nebraska defensive line this fall. The 6-3, 285-pound McMullen provides a physical presence on the edge of the defensive front, but also has the size to move inside on passing downs if needed. McMullen is expected to challenge for a starting job at end during the fall, with only senior Jason Ankrah owning significant game experience at that spot.
McMullen is off to an excellent start in the classroom, being named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his two semesters.
Greg McMullen redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Hoban HS)
McMullen was one of the most dominant defenders in Ohio throughout his prep career at Akron’s Hoban High School. McMullen and fellow Ohio product LeRoy Alexander (Toledo) give NU six signees from Ohio in Bo Pelini’s five recruiting classes, including four in the past two seasons. The 6-3, 280-pound McMullen racked up more than 40 sacks during his career and was a regular in the lineup since his freshman season. McMullen capped his career with 78 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior. His play for Coach Ralph Orsini earned McMullen North Coast Blue Division Player-of-the-Year honors. He was also a first-team Division III All-Ohio selection for the second straight year. McMullen was equally as impressive as a junior, earning All-Ohio honors with 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an impressive 31 quarterback pressures. He also lined up at tight end and had four receptions for 70 yards. McMullen earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when he racked up 11.5 sacks. McMullen first broke onto the scene at Hoban as a freshman, when he had 12 sacks and earned honorable-mention All-Ohio accolades. McMullen was ranked among the top 200 players overall nationally by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and was also among the top 12 overall prospects in Ohio by both services. McMullen was also listed among the top dozen defensive end prospects nationally by both of those services. McMullen appeared in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl following his senior season. McMullen only visited Nebraska, but he was highly recruited including scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina State, among others.
McMullen is the son of Lashaun Brown, and he was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.
» Tackles - 4 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 3 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 2 vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Sacks - None