Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 285
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
High School: Sacred Heart-Griffin


Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2012)

2012 Outlook
Redshirt freshman Ryan Klachko will head into fall camp hoping to push for playing time at offensive guard, a spot where Nebraska returns starters Spencer Long and Seung Hoon Choi. Klachko was a highly regarded prep prospect out of Illinois, and he redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year in the program. The 6-4, 295-pound Klachko has ideal size and power for the guard spot.

2011 (Redshirt)
Klachko redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.

Before Nebraska (Sacred Heart-Griffin HS)
Klachko was part of an impressive group of offensive linemen in Nebraska’s 2011 freshman class. Klachko was a standout for Coach Ken Leonard at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Ill. As a senior, Klachko helped his team to an 8-2 record and a trip to the Class 5A state playoffs. The tenacious blocking of Klachko helped a potent offense average 44.6 points per game.

Klachko was named to the Chicago Tribune’s all-state team, and added All Central State Eight Conference honors. As a junior, Klachko’s play helped Sacred Heart-Griffin to a perfect regular season, an 11-1 overall record and a trip to the Class 5A quarterfinals. Klachko was ranked among the top 15 offensive guards in the country and top 10 players in Illinois by Rivals.com and Scout.com. Klachko committed to Nebraska, and did not take any other visits, but had dozens of offers including Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue and Arizona to name a few.

Ryan is the son of Michael and Paula Klachko, and he was born on May 25, 1993. Ryan was born in Boston before his family moved to Illinois when he was 12 years old. He is a business administration major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011. Klachko has been active in community outreach since joining the team and was named to the 2012 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with hospital and school visits, Husker Heroes and the Husker Hotline.

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