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#91 Ryan Terwilliger
Position: Weakside Linebacker
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Grant, Neb.
High School: Grant

         1996 Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12

         Two-Time GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (1994, 1995)

         1995 Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight

         Two-Time Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight Honor Roll (1994, 1995)

         1996 Nebraska Lifter-of-the-Year Finalist

 

1996 (Senior)

 

 

1995 (Junior)
Ryan Terwilliger had a solid junior season and finished as the team's ninth-leading tackler. Playing in every game, Terwilliger  started the first six at Will linebacker, then gave way to junior college transfer Terrell Farley.Terwilliger had 35 tackles in 1995 (18 solo), including four tackles for six yards lost, one forced fumble and four quarterback hurries. He tied his career-best with seven tackles against Arizona State and Missouri and had one tacle for loss in each of the first two and a career-best two for four yards lost against Washington State. A two-time member of the GTE Academic All-District VII Team, Terwilliger was a first-team Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight selection. He had one assisted tackle in the Fiesta Bowl.

 

1994 (Sophomore)
A member of the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII team, Terwilliger was an important contributer to the 1994 team on the field as well. He served as the backup to Butkus finalist and consensus All-American Ed Stewart at Will linebacker. Playing in every game, Terwilliger recorded 19 tackles, had three tackles for 14 yards lost, including two sacks for eight yards lost and two quarterback hurries. He had a career-high seven tackles against Kansas (second best on the team) and five times had two in a game. His sacks came in the first two contests of the season, a two-yard stop against West Virginia and a six-yard sack against Texas Tech. His only tackle in the Kansas State game was a big one as he pegged J.J. Smith for a six-yard loss on a short pass in the third quarter. K-State subsequently punted. In the 1995 Orange Bowl vs. Miami, Terwilliger saw extensive playing time and recorded one assisted tackle. Terwilliger was named to the 1994 Phillips 66 Academic Honor Roll.


1993 (Freshman)

Terwilliger played in six games as a reserve weakside linebacker, amking two tackles against North Texas.


1992 (Freshman)

A scholorship athlete, Terwilliger redshirted his first year.

 

Before Nebraska (Grant High School)
Playing for Grant High School (formerly called Perkins County) in Class C-1 (Nebraska's third-largest class), Terwilliger earned all-class, all-state honors in 1991 as a defensive end/outside linebacker, and was named the c-1 defensive player-of-the-year in 1991. As a junior in 1990, he was C-1 all-state and second-team all-class all-state as a tight end. On offense, Terwilliger split time between tight end and running back, and in his two last years, rushed for 1,794 yards, caught 27 passes for 682 yards and scored 40 touchdowns. On defense, he had 133 tackles as a junior and senior, despite an injury-plauged senior year. He played his high school football for his father, Coach Marlin Terwilliger, and also a standout on Grant's basketball team. He was a member of the National Honor Society.

 

Personal
The son of Marlin and Barbara Terwilliger, Ryan was born on May 31, 1973. He was a physical education major and posted a 3.278 cumlitive grade point average. Terwilliger was a keynote speaker at the Grant national Championship Celebration and also volunteered with the Pacific Pals Youth Camp, the Husker Kids Campus Recreation Center and with Merry Makers. He is married to the former Judy Rischel.

Terwilliger's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1992

Redshirted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993

6/0

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1

0

1994

12/0

8

11

19

3-14

2-8

0-0

0

0

0

2

0

1995

11/6

18

17

35

4-6

0-0

1-0

0

0

0

4

0

1996

115

5

15

20

2-10

1-7

1-0

0

0

0

2

0

Totals

40/11

31

45

76

9-30

3-15

2-0

0

0

0

8

0

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