Honors & Awards » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Greg McMullen is one of three junior defensive linemen with extensive starting experience for the Huskers, joining defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine. The 6-3, 280-pound McMullen held down one defensive end spot last season and is a front-runner to once again lock down one side of the NU front four.
McMullen was in the starting lineup in every game, giving the Huskers a strong end opposite All-Big Ten performer Randy Gregory. McMullen has shown the ability to be an effective pass rusher, while also holding up well against the run.
The play of McMullen and his defensive line teammates helped the Nebraska defense rank among the nation’s leaders in opponent pass completion percentage, third-down defense and pass efficiency defense in 2014.
2014 (Sophomore) McMullen started all 13 games and had 47 total tackles, including 20 solo stops, while ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks for 31 yards. He added nine tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries and broke up four passes at the line of scrimmage. McMullen had at least four tackles six times in 2014, including a season-high nine stops at Michigan State.
In his first career start against FAU, McMullen had four tackles, a four-yard sack and two tackles for loss. He also had three quarterack hurries and a pass breakup. A week later, McMullen had a career-high nine tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss. He added an eight-yard sack at Fresno State a week later.
McMullen had a tackle for loss, a breakup and a career-high three hurries against Illinois and had four tackles and a six-yard TFL at Michigan State. In a home win over Purdue, McMullen had six tackles and a breakup and he had six tackles, including a 12-yard sack against Minnesota. He had four tackles in the regular-season finale at Iowa and split a sack in the Holiday Bowl against USC.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman) McMullen played in 11 games and totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo stops. He recorded four tackles for loss, including a 10-yard sack at Purdue. McMullen had a season-high four tackles against Southern Miss, including a pair of tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. He also recorded two tackles each against Wyoming, Michigan and Michigan State, with a tackle for loss against the Spartans. McMullen had three quarterback hurries.
2012 (Redshirt) McMullen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Hoban HS) McMullen was one of the most dominant defenders in Ohio throughout his prep career at Akron’s Hoban High School. McMullen racked up more than 40 sacks during his career and was a regular in the lineup since his freshman season. McMullen capped his career with 78 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior. His play for Coach Ralph Orsini earned McMullen North Coast Blue Division Player-of-the-Year honors. He was also a first-team Division III All-Ohio selection for the second straight year.
McMullen was equally impressive as a junior, earning All-Ohio honors with 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an impressive 31 quarterback pressures. He also lined up at tight end and had four receptions for 70 yards. McMullen earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when he racked up 11.5 sacks. McMullen first broke onto the scene at Hoban as a freshman, when he had 12 sacks and earned honorable-mention All-Ohio accolades.
McMullen was ranked among the top 200 players overall nationally by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and was also among the top 12 overall prospects in Ohio by both services. McMullen appeared in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl following his senior season. McMullen only visited Nebraska, but he was highly recruited, including scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina State, among others.
Personal Greg is the son of Lashaun Brown, and he was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times during his career. McMullen has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, and team hospital, elementary school and community rec center visits.
McMullen's Career Statistics
Single-Game Highs » Tackles – 9 vs. McNeese State (2014) » Tackles for Loss – 2 three times » Sacks – 1.0 five times
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