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#66 Wayne Meylan
Position: Middle Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 239
Year: Senior
City/State: Bay City, Mich.

         Drafted by Cleveland Browns in the 4th Round

         1991 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

         1967 Big 8 Player-of-the-Year (UPI)

         1967 First-Team All-American (AP, Football Writers Association of America Look Magazine, American Football Coaches Association, New York Daily News, The Sporting News)

         1967 Second-Team All-American (UPI)

         1967 First-Team All-Big 8 (AP, UPI)

         1966 Big 8 Player-of-the-Year (UPI)

         1966 First-Team All-American (Football Writers Association of America-Look Magazine, American Football Coaches Association-Kodak, AP, UPI, New York Daily News)

         1966 First-Team All-Big 8 (UPI, AP)


Meylan played middle guard on defense for the Huskers for three years. While Meylan was suiting up for the Big Red, the Huskers had a 25-7 record in that time. Meylan was a consensus All-America in 1966 and 1967, and was the Big 8 Conference Player-of-the-Year both years as well.

 

In 1966, Meylan blocked three punts and recovered two for touchdowns. Meylan set Nebraska records for most tackles in a season and most tackles in a career.

 

Meylan played three years in the National Football League from 1968-1970, then returned to the University of Nebraska to complete work on his degree.

 

He joined Engineered Systems, a company doing underground work for TV systems and phone companies. He then started Meylan Enterprises in Omaha. This company worked on contracts in 18 states. His hobby was flying World War II fighter planes in air shows.

 

On June 26, 1987, Wayne Meylan, age 41, was killed when his plane crashed in a show at Ludington, Michigan.


Meylan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.


Before Nebraska (T.L. Handy High School)
Lettered in football, track and wrestling. Coached by H.L. Sigman.

 

Personal
Teachers College
. Parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meylan 

 

Tackles

Fum.

.

.

.

Year

UT

AT

TT

R

BK

PBU

PI

1965

21

24

45

1

0

0

0

1966

38

36

74

1

0

2

0

1967

59

60

119

0

0

0

0

Totals

118

121

238

2

0

2

0