Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
» Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award (2021)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019, 2020, 2021)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019, 2020, 2021)
Lane McCallum played in 11 games in 2021. He saw action at safety in Nebraska's wins over Fordham and Buffalo, and he played on special teams against No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 20 Michigan State, Northwestern, No. 9 Michigan and Minnesota, Purdue, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 19 Wisconsin and No. 17 Iowa.
McCallum added depth to a veteran Husker secondary in 2020. Although he did not play in a game, McCallum was on Nebraska’s travel roster for the Ohio State, Northwestern and Rutgers games.
McCallum added depth at safety during his sophomore season, and he saw the field as an emergency place-kicker early in the year. McCallum kicked in five games for the Huskers in 2019, including four games as Nebraska’s starting place-kicker.
McCallum made his Nebraska debut against Northern Illinois, connecting on all three of his extra-point tries. He attempted the first field goal of his career at Illinois and made four of his five PAT attempts against the Illini. He made the first two field goals of his career in Nebraska’s 13-10 win over Northwestern. McCallum made a 35-yarder in the first quarter then hit the game-winning 24-yarder as time expired for the third walk-off win in the 96-year history of Memorial Stadium.
Per NCAA rules, McCallum sat out the 2018 season after transferring from Air Force. Despite being unable to play, McCallum gained valuable experience in the program while adding depth to the NU secondary.
Before Nebraska (Norfolk HS/Air Force Academy)
McCallum spent the 2017 season as a kicker at the Air Force Academy. He graduated from Norfolk High School in 2017. As a senior in 2016, McCallum was a Lincoln Journal Star Super-State selection after rushing for 1,149 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, as he helped the Panthers to the Class A state playoffs. He also finished fourth on the team in tackles on the defensive side of the ball. An All-Nebraska kicker, McCallum set Norfolk’s school record for points scored in a career with 354, as he made 120 of 123 extra points and 20 of 31 field goals in his career. McCallum also participated in basketball and soccer at Norfolk.
Lane is the son of Kent and Sally McCallum, and he was born on April 19, 1998. A finance major, McCallum earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021. He has volunteered his time with a Day of Service, the FCA, the Black History Arts Showcase, the UNL Career Fair, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.