Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013; Fall 2015)
Omaha native Mitch McCann enters his senior season as a candidate for playing time at fullback, a position where Andy Janovich excelled in 2015. The 6-0, 240-pound McCann and fellow Omaha native Harrison Jordan are the most veteran returnees at the position. McCann began his Husker career as a linebacker, before switching to fullback before the 2013 season.
McCann added depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.
McCann was a reserve at fullback, but did not see game action.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
McCann provided depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.
McCann redshirted in his first season and worked as a scout team linebacker.
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 is a marketing major, and a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member. McCann has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.