Honors & Awards
- Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
- Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Sophomore Ryne Reeves got the opportunity to show his potential for the future late in the season, as he played a key role on an injury-ravaged offensive line. The 6-3, 295-pound Reeves saw extensive action in the final three games after Nebraska’s top four offensive guards were all sidelined or slowed by injury.
Reeves had to recover from an injury of his own to get back onto the field this fall. The Crete, Neb., native suffered a broken ankle during spring practice and returned to full strength just before the start of fall camp.
Reeves was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors this fall.
Reeves played in nine games as one of the Huskers’ top reserves at offensive guard and saw his role increase significantly late in the season when NU’s line was hit hard by injuries. Reeves 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.
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 and was a standout on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Crete HS)
Reeves was one of four in-state players in Nebraska’s 2011 class. Reeves was a key figure in a Class B state championship season 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 lead blocking, Reeves was also a force on the defensive side, recording 73 tackles and two tackles for loss from his tackle spot. 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. Reeves was also 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.com, and Rivals listed him as the second-best prospect in Nebraska.
Reeves was the first player to commit to the 2011 class, doing so in the summer before his junior year. Despite his early pledge to NU, Reeves received an offer from Stanford and interest from several schools, including Miami, USC and UCLA.
Ryne was born on July 14, 1992, and is the son of John and Mary Ellen Reeves. He is an accounting/finance major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first two semesters. Reeves has been active in outreach work, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.
» Games Played– 14 (4 in 2012, 10 in 2013)