Honors & Awards » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
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 the base end spot for the Blackshirts in 2015.
McMullen was in the starting lineup in every game in 2014, 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 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. McMullen had at least four tackles six times, including a career-high nine stops against McNeese State.
In his first career start against FAU, McMullen had four tackles, and a four-yard sack while adding three quarterback hurries. A week later, McMullen had nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against McNeese State. 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. In a home win over Purdue, McMullen had six tackles and a break up and he had six tackles, including a 12-yard sack against Minnesota. He 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 forced a 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 a dominant defender at Akron’s Hoban High School. He had more than 40 sacks in his career and was a regular in the lineup for four seasons. 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, and he was also a first-team Division III All-Ohio selection for the second straight year.
McMullen earned All-Ohio honors as a junior with 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an impressive 31 quarterback pressures. He also had four receptions for 70 yards at tight end. McMullen earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when he racked up 11.5 sacks. McMullen had 12 sacks and earned honorable-mention All-Ohio accolades as a freshman.
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 had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina State, among others.
Personal McMullen 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, Mad Dads, NFL Play 60, Husker Heroes, and team hospital, school and community rec center visits. He was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his outreach work.
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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