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Wayne Meylan

Middle Guard

Wayne Arthur Meylan

Inducted 1991

Date of Birth



Bay City, MI


University of Nebraska (1965-1967)


Wayne Meylan played middle guard on defense for Nebraska three years and the team had a 25-7 record in that time. He was a consensus All-America in 1966 and 1967. In 1966, he blocked three punts and recovered two for touchdowns. Meylan set Nebraska records for most tackles in a season and most tackles in a career. Wayne was a two-time Big 8 MVP. He played three years in the National Football League 1968-1970, then returned to the university to complete work on his degree. He joined Engineered Systems, a company doing underground work for TV systems and phone companies. He then started Meylan Enterprises in Omaha. This company worked on contracts in 18 states. His hobby was flying World War II fighter planes in air shows. On June 26, 1987, Wayne Meylan, age 41, was killed when his plane crashed in a show at Ludington, Michigan.


Height 6'1

Weight 237

Career Highlights

  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1967 Conference MVP
  • 1967 Consensus All-America
  • 1967 Heisman - Ninth
  • 1966 All-Conference
  • 1966 Conference MVP
  • 1966 Consensus All-America
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