Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Redshirt freshman Mitch McCann will enter the 2013 season looking to add depth to the Husker defense. The 6-0, 220-pound McCann worked at linebacker as a true freshman last fall, but spent some practice time at defensive end this spring and could be used at either spot this fall. McCann joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Omaha Burke High School.
Mitch McCann redshirted his first seaosn at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS)
McCann joined the Huskers as a walk-on after helping the Burke Bulldogs 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 during his senior season to go along with two sacks and two fumble recoveries. McCann helped Burke reach the Class A state championship 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 was one of 13 Husker walk-ons selected to participate in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in June. McCann chose to walk on at NU over a scholarship offer from South Dakota State.
Mitch is the son of Pete and Stephanie McCann, and he was born on Dec. 23, 1993. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.