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Greg McMullen
Player Profile:
Greg McMullen 804992
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 280
Year: Junior
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
High School: Hoban

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
» Husker Pride Award (2015)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)

2016 Outlook
Greg McMullen returns for his senior season in 2016 as the most veteran and game-tested Blackshirt. McMullen has played in 37 games in his NU career, while starting all 26 games thie past two seasons, and again figures to be a fixture as a starter on the defensive line.

The 6-5, 300-pound McMullen showed his versatility during the 2015 season. He continued to hold down a starting end position, but as injuries ravaged the line McMullen was forced to move inside and started at tackle for four games at mid-season. His play helped Nebraska rank among the top 10 in the nation in rush defense in 2015.

In 2016, McMullen could line up at either end or tackle depending on the emergence of young players on the defensive front. McMullen has shown the ability to be a pass rusher and run stopper from the end spot and held up well physically when asked to move inside last fall. He enters his senior season with nine career sacks and 20 career tackles for loss.

2015 (Junior)
McMullen started all 13 games, lining up at defensive end in nine games, while starting four games at defensive tackle. He finished the season with 28 tackles, and seven tackles for loss, while ranking second on the team with four sacks. He also added five quarterback hurries.

McMullen opened the year with a seven-yard sack against BYU. He had at least three tackles in each of the remaining non-conference games, including four tackles and fumble caused against Southern Miss.

McMullen moved inside for four games, beginning with the Wisconsin contest. He had four tackles against the Badgers and added a sack at Minnesota. McMullen had two tackles and a tackle for loss in a victory over Michigan State. He had his most productive game of 2015 at Rutgers, when he recorded career highs with two sacks (10 yards) and three tackles for loss (11 yards). He had two tackles and a tackle for loss in the Foster Farms Bowl win over UCLA.

2014 (Sophomore)

McMullen started all 13 games and had 47 tackles, including 20 solo stops, while ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks for 31 yards. He added nine tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries and broke up four passes. McMullen had at least four tackles six times, including a career-high nine stops against McNeese State.

In his first career start against FAU, McMullen had four tackles, and a four-yard sack while adding three quarterback hurries. A week later, McMullen had nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against McNeese State. He added an eight-yard sack at Fresno State a week later.

McMullen had a tackle for loss, a breakup and a career-high three hurries against Illinois. In a home win over Purdue, McMullen had six tackles and a break up and he had six tackles, including a 12-yard sack against Minnesota. He split a sack in the Holiday Bowl against USC.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
McMullen played in 11 games and totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo stops. He recorded four tackles for loss, including a 10-yard sack at Purdue. McMullen had a season-high four tackles against Southern Miss, including a pair of tackles for loss, and forced a fumble. He also recorded two tackles each against Wyoming, Michigan and Michigan State with a tackle for loss against the Spartans. McMullen had three quarterback hurries.

2012 (Redshirt)
McMullen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Hoban HS)
McMullen was a dominant defender at Akron’s Hoban High School. He had more than 40 sacks in his career and was a regular in the lineup for four seasons. 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, and he was also a first-team Division III All-Ohio selection for the second straight year.

McMullen earned All-Ohio honors as a junior with 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an impressive 31 quarterback pressures. He also had four receptions for 70 yards at tight end. McMullen earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when he racked up 11.5 sacks. McMullen had 12 sacks and earned honorable-mention All-Ohio accolades as a freshman.

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 appeared in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl following his senior season. McMullen only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina State, among others.

Personal
McMullen is the son of Lashaun Brown, and he was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times during his career, and was a 2013 Academic All-Big Ten choice. McMullen has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Play 60, Husker Heroes, and team hospital, school and community rec center visits. He was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team twice for his outreach work. He received the Husker Pride Award in 2015 for his team-first attitude.

McMullen's Career Statistics

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2012

          Redshirt          

2013

11/0 9 7 16 4-15 1.0-10 1-0 0 0 0 3

2014

13/13 20 27 47 9-42 4.0-31 0-0 0 4 0 10

2015

13/13 13 15 28 7-27 4.0-20 1-0 0 0 0 5

Totals

37/26 42 49 91 20-84 9.0-61 1-0 0 4 0 18

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles – 9 vs. McNeese State (2014)
» Tackles for Loss – 3, at Rutgers (2015)
» Sacks – 2.0, at Rutgers (2015)
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