Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Wayne Meylan

Wayne Meylan

Details

  • Position: Middle Guard
  • School: Nebraska
  • High School: Bay City, MI (Central HS)
  • Years: 1965-1967
  • Inducted: 1991
  • Place of Birth: Bay City, MI
  • Date of Birth: Mar 02, 1946
  • Place of Death: Ludington, MI
  • Date of Death: Jun 26, 1987
  • Jersey Number: 66
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 237

Member Biography

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. 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.