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#56 Mark Pelini
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
City/State: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney

Honors & Awards
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)

» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011)

2014 Season
Florida Atlantic: Started at center and directed an offensive line that helped Nebraska roll up 784 yards, including 498 yards on the ground. McNeese State: Helped the Huskers rush for 195 yards. Fresno State: Helped Nebraska roll up four scoring plays of at least 50 yards. Miami: Led an offensive line that paved the way for Ameer Abdullah to rush for 229 yards on 35 carries. Illinois: Directed an offensive line that helped the Huskers rush for 458 yards and five touchdowns. Michigan State: Played in his 25th career game at Nebraska. Northwestern: Helped Ameer Abdullah score a career-high four touchdowns. Rutgers: In 10th career start helped Ameer Abdullah rush for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Purdue: Helped the NU rushing attack total four TDs on the ground. Wisconsin: Made his 12th career start.

2013 (Junior)
Pelini played in all 13 games at center, including starts against Michigan State and Penn State. He played behind senior Cole Pensick most of the season, before Pelini’s role increased greatly in the second half of the season with numerous injuries to Husker offensive linemen.

His play helped running back Ameer Abdullah post 1,690 rushing yards, the most by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that featured three starting quarterbacks.

His play helped running back Ameer Abdullah post 1,690 rushing yards, the most by a Husker since 1997. The line also solidified an offense that featured three starting quarterbacks.

2012 (Sophomore)
Pelini played in seven games, including three non-league games and the final four contests. He took over in the first quarter at Iowa when Justin Jackson was injured, then split time at center with Pensick in the Big Ten title game and saw action against Georgia in the Capital One Bowl.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Pelini provided depth at center in 2011, but did not see game action.

2010 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Pelini redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2010.

Before Nebraska (Cardinal Mooney HS)
Pelini was a standout at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio. His play on the offensive line helped Mooney to a perfect 15-0 record and a Divsion III Ohio state title in 2009.

Personal
Mark is the son of Vince and Diane Pelini, and he was born on Aug. 27, 1991. Pelini has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of the past six semesters. Pelini was also named to both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 for his community outreach work. Pelini has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Super Hero Day, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, and local school and hospital outreach activities.

 Pelini's Career Statistics
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Games Played
-- 20 (7 in 2012, 13 in 2013)
» Games Started -- 2 (both in 2013)