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#30 Marv Mueller
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
City/State: Columbus, Neb.
High School: Columbus

Honors & Awards

  • CoSIDA Academic All-American (1966)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big Eight (1966)
  • Second-Team All-Big Eight (AP, UPI, 1967)
  • First-Ever Guy Chamberlin Trophy (1967)
  • Nebraska Team Captain (1967)

Career
A three-year letterman for Nebraska from 1965 to 1967, Columbus, Neb., native Marv Mueller (pronounced Miller) starred both on and off the field for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Devaney's Big Red. One of Nebraska's first CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, Mueller earned the award as a mechanical engineering major following his junior season in 1966, when he also claimed academic All-Big Eight accolades. As a senior in 1967, Mueller was selected as Nebraska's defensive captain and was also the first-ever winner of Nebraska's Guy Chamberlin Trophy, presented to the senior player who has shown by the play and contributions to the betterment of the University of Nebraska football squad that he has the qualities and dedication of Guy Chamberlin to the Cornhusker tradition.

Mueller finished his three-year career as a starter for the Huskers with 135 total tackles to go along with six interceptions and 15 pass breakups.

1967 (Senior)
Mueller capped a strong Nebraska career by recording 37 total tackles, including 14 solos from his safety postion in 1967. He also led the Huskers with four pass breakups to earn second-team All-Big Eight honors after moving to the safety spot for his final season. Nebraska's lone defensive captain as a senior, Mueller helped NU to a 6-4 record, with the four losses coming by a combined total of just 25 points, including a three-point loss at Missouri, a five-point loss to No. 4 Colorado and a seven-point setback to No. 5 Oklahoma.

At the end of the season, Mueller claimed Nebraska's first-ever Guy Chamberlin Trophy.

1966 (Junior)
Mueller followed a sensational sophomore season with a solid junior campaign on the field and in the classroom. He led Nebraska defensive backs with 61 total tackles, including a team-best 38 solos from his cornerback spot. He added one interception and seven pass breakups on the year. Mueller helped the Huskers win the Big Eight title with a 6-1 conference mark with their only regular-season setback coming in a 10-9 loss to Oklahoma in the finale. NU then dropped a 34-7 decision to No. 3 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to finish with a 9-2 mark, finishing the year No. 6 in the final Associated Press rankings.

Off the field, Mueller claimed first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a mechanical engineering major. He added first-team academic All-Big Eight accolades.

1961 (Sophomore)
In his first season as a starter, Mueller made a major impact as a defensive halfback by leading the Huskers with five interceptions, which tied for the seventh-most in school history in a single season. He returned those five interceptions a total of 89 yards. He added four pass breakups on the season, while notching 35 total tackles, including 16 solos.

Mueller helped Nebraska capture the Big Eight title with a 7-0 Big Eight regular-season record that included a 21-9 win in the season finale over Oklahoma. The Huskers went on to the Orange Bowl, falling to Coach Bear Bryant's Crimson Tide, 39-28 to finish No. 5 in the AP rankings.

Personal
Mueller was a three-sport standout at Columbus High School before joining the Cornhuskers. He was coached by Del Miller at Columbus. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mueller, Marv was a mechanical engineering major at Nebraska and earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 1966.

Mueller's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

1965

11

16

19

35

-

-

-

-

4

5

-

1966

11

38

23

61

-

-

-

-

7

1

-

1967

10

14

23

37

-

-

-

-

4

0

-

Totals

32

70

65

135

-

-

-

-

15

6

-

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