Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Junior Mitch McCann will enter the 2014 season with hopes of earning playing time at fullback for the Huskers. McCann began his career on the defensive side of the ball, before switching to fullback prior to the 2013 season. McCann joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Omaha Burke High School.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
McCann added depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.
McCann redshirted in his first season and worked as a scout team linebacker.
Before Nebraska (Burke HS)
McCann joined the Huskers as a walk-on after helping the Omaha 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 game 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 2012. 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. McCann is a business administration major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the 2013 spring semester. He volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.