Honors & Awards
» Native Son Award Winner (2015)
» Pat Clare Award Winner (2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Ryne Reeves was the leader of the Nebraska offensive line in 2015, starting every game at center during his senior season. The Crete, Neb., native helped the Nebraska offense rank among the Big Ten’s best in scoring, passing and total offense.
Reeves battled injuries throughout his Husker career, but was a regular contributor each year, earning four letters as a Husker. In addition to his on-field success, Reeves excelled off the field as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He earned his degree in economics/management in December of 2015.
Reeves was one of three players on the offensive line to start every game in 2015. The Husker offense averaged 32.8 points, 266.9 passing yards and 446.9 yards of total offense per game, ranking in the top three in the conference in each category.
The Husker offensive line allowed just 14 sacks in 13 games, ranking ninth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed per game. The offensive line also provided the pass protection for quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. to throw for better than 3,000 yards and 22 touchdown passes.
Reeves played in 11 games, including a start in the regular-season finale at Iowa. The line helped Nebraska to a Big Ten modern-era record 784 yards of total offense in the opener against Florida Atlantic, and helped senior I-back Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting season. Abdullah rushed for more than 200 yards four times in 2014. The offensive line also ranked among the Big Ten’s best units in protecting the quarterback.
Reeves play in 10 games as one of the Huskers’ top reserves at offensive guard. He helped the Nebraska offense excel against strong Michigan State and Penn State defenses, as I-back Ameer Abdullah topped 100 yards in both of those games. Reeves was also a regular on PAT and field-goal units as a blocker.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Reeves was a reserve guard and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.
Reeves redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.
Before Nebraska (Crete HS)
Reeves was a key figure in a Class B state title for Crete High School in 2010. Reeves helped Coach Chuck McGinnis’ team rack up more than 3,900 rushing yards en route to a perfect 13-0 record. In addition to his dominant blocking, Reeves was also a force on defense, recording 73 tackles and two tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble in the Class B state title game, a 34-0 victory over Elkhorn. Reeves was a Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald. He was named the honorary captain of the Class B all-state offensive unit by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Reeves was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the World-Herald as a junior in 2009. He lined up at guard for the Cardinals, but was named to the Rivals.com All-America team as a center. He was regarded as one of the top five center prospects in the country by both Rivals and Scout. Despite an early pledge to NU, Reeves received an offer from Stanford and interest from several schools, including Miami, USC and UCLA.
The son of John and Mary Ellen Reeves, Ryne was born on July 14, 1992. He is an economics/management major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll six times. Reeves was active in outreach work, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.
» Games Played–38 (4 in 2012; 10 in 2013; 11 in 2014; 13 in 2015)
» Games Started–14 (1 in 2014; 13 in 2015)