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#10 Mike Minter
Position: Rover
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
City/State: Lawton, Okla.
High School: Lawton
  • 2006 Inductee, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
  • Drafted by the Carolina Panthers (Second Round, 56th Pick)
  • 1996 First-Team All-Big 12 (AP)
  • 1996 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 1996 Big 12 Defensive Payler-of -the-Week (vs. Michigan State)
  • 1996 Ton Novak Trophy Winner
  • 1995 Second-Team All-Big 8 (AP)
  • 1995 Big 8 Defensive Player-of-the-Week (Colorado
  •  1993, 1995 Second-Team All Big 8 (Coaches)

 

1996 (Senior)

Minter had an All-Big 12 year for Nebraska, starting every game at rover while also seeing time at Will linebacker.  Minter tied for the lead in interceptions with five and was 27th in the nation in interceptions per game with a 0.45 average.  He had two pickoffs in the season opener against Michigan State, one for an 84-yard touchdown, the other for three yards.  In that game, he also had four tackles and earned Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors.  Minter also picked off a Jake Plummer pass against Arizona State, then intercepted his fourth pass against Oklahoma in front of his homestate crowd, which set up Nebraska's fifth touchdown of the day in a 73-21 Husker win.  Minter also picked off a pass against Missouri to give him five interceptions on the season, the most by any Husker since 1990.  Minter finished the season with 51 tackles including 15 solo stops.

 

1995 (Junior)
Minter still showed effects of a 1994 knee surgery at the beginning of the season and spent a lot of time in the training room after games, but showed remarkable improvement as the season went along. He started every game for Nebraska at rover and was NU's second-leading tackler with 53, tying the team high with 27 solo stops. He had two tackles for 12 yards lost, one funmble caused and two interceptions. His first pick was in game two against Michigan State and his second came against Iowa State Cylclones. He had a career-high eight tackles in the Michigan State and Arizona State contests and a personal-best two pass breakups vs. Iowa State. He tied with Mich Booker for the team lead in breakups (six). He had a diagnostic scope after spring ball in April, 1995 but the arthroscopic surgery showed no problems. In the 1996 Fiesta Bowl, Minter had six tackles (four solo).

 

1994 (Sophomore)
After moving to free saftey prior to the 1994 season, Minter started the first two games and had two tackles and a breakup against West Virginia, then a career-high five tackles and a tackle for loss against Texas Tech, before he tore his left ACL and missed the last 10 games of the season after having reconstructive surgery.


1993 (Freshman)

A redshirted freshman, Minter played in every game, backing up senior starter Toby Wright at rover. He had 23 tackles, one for two yards lost and two fumbles caused. In the fourth quarter against Oklahoma after NU's go-ahead touchdown, Minter caused a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, which NU's David Seizys recovered. One play later, Calvin Jones scored to give the Huskers a comfortable 21-7 lead. He also recovered a fumble against his home-state Sooners and had three tackles. He had a then-career-high four tackles, three times in 1993. Against FSU in the Orange Bowl, Minter had one tackle.


1992 (Freshman)

A scholorship athlete, Minter redshirted in 1992.

 

Before Nebraska (Lawton High School)
A two-way player for Coach Derald Ahlsclager, Minter led Lawton to the second round of the state playoffs. As an all-state running back, he led the state's largest class in rushing in 1991 with 1,589 yards and 21 touchdowns, while averaging 8.5 ypc. Minter, a National Honor Society member, averaged 21 points per game in basketball and was one of three Husker recruits out of the Sooner state in 1992-after NU had signed just two in its history, the late Victor Stachmus of McAlester in 1988 and 1992 Outland trophy winner Will Shields in 1989 (Lawton HS), who is now a starter for Kansas City.

 

Personal
The son of Flordia Martin, Mike was born on Jan. 15, 1974, in Cleveland, Ohio. He majored in engineering. Despite the fact that Minter was in Miami to play in the national championship games, in 1994 and 1995, he and teammates took time to speak to kids in the Dade County housing projects about staying in school and developing good role models. He was also a volunteer with Omaha Youth Rap Sessions. His wife's name is Kim, and they have a son Michael, Jr.  Minter graduated from NU with a degree in engineering in December 1996.

Minter's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1992

0

0

0

0

0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1993

11/0

6

17

23

1-2

0-0

2-1

0

0

0

1

0

1994

2/2

3

4

7

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

1

0

0

0

1995

11/11

27

26

53

2-12

0-0

1-0

0

6

2

0

0

1996

12/12

15

36

51

4-5

0-0

0-0

0

6

5

5

0

Totals

36/25

51

83

134

8-20

0-0

3-1

0

13

7

6

0