Sophomore Ryan Freudenberg will head into the 2016 season hoping to compete for playing time on the Husker offensive line. The 6-5, 315-pound Freudenberg has worked primarily at tackle in his first two seasons in the program, a position where Nebraska graduated three players following the 2015 season. Freudenberg joined the Husker program as a walk-on from Lutheran-Northeast High School in Norfolk.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Freudenberg added depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.
Freudenberg redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Lutheran-Northeast HS)
Freudenburg was a standout at Lutheran-Northeast High School. His play on the offensive and defensive lines helped Coach Darin Suckstorf’s team reach the state playoffs every year during Freudenburg’s high school career. As a senior, Freudenburg helped Lutheran-Northeast to a 9-2 record and trip to the quarterfinals of the Class C-2 playoffs. Freudenburg was a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick as an offensive lineman by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Lutheran-Northeast advanced to the state semifinals and posted an 11-2 record in Freudenberg’s junior season.
The son of Mark and Shelley Freudenburg, Ryan was born on Dec. 21, 1995. He is an agronomy major, and has volunteered for outreach work with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.