Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013; Fall 2015, 2016)
Omaha native Mitch McCann provided depth for Nebraska at fullback throughout his career, and was a valuable scout team performer. A walk-on from Omaha Westside, McCann began his Husker career as a linebacker, before switching to fullback. He earned his degree in marketing in December of 2016.
McCann added depth at fullback throughout his career, but did not appear in a game. McCann redshirted in 2012 and worked as a scout team linebacker before moving to offense.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS)
McCann helped Omaha Burke become one of the toughest defenses in the state of Nebraska. In 2011, Burke held opposing offenses to 18 points and less than 130 yards per game. A three-year starter at middle linebacker for Burke, McCann totaled 128 tackles as a senior to go along with two sacks and two fumble recoveries. McCann helped Burke reach the Class A state championship game in 2011, where he tallied a game-high 9.5 tackles.
A first-team Super State linebacker by the Lincoln Journal Star and honorable-mention All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald, McCann participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in 2012. McCann chose to walk on at NU over a scholarship offer from South Dakota State.
The son of Pete and Stephanie McCann, Mitch was born on Dec. 23, 1993. He was a marketing major and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2016. He was a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member. McCann volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.