Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Mike Masin is among the largest Huskers, checking in at 6-6 and 325 pounds. Masin worked on the Husker scout team a year ago, and continued to refine his skills this spring under first-year offensive line coach Barney Cotton. A walk-on from Lincoln Southeast High School, Masin will enter fall camp listed as a reserve offensive tackle behind projected starters Jaivorio Burkes and Lydon Murtha.
Masin sat out his first season with the Huskers as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)
Masin earned honorable-mention Class A all-state honors from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald while playing for Lincoln Southeast High School in 2006. He led the way up front for the Knights as a senior, one year after a Class A playoff appearance by Southeast in 2005. Masin also received interest from Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas and Ohio. Masin was also a standout for the Knight basketball team, ranking among the leaders in the state in field-goal percentage and averaging nearly a double-double per contest.
Masin is the son of Barry and Jan Masin and was born on Feb. 7, 1989. He is majoring in elementary education and has been a volunteer with Nebraska’s team hospital visits.