Honors & Awards
» NU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
» Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman Ryan Schommer will compete for playing time on defense and the Husker special teams in 2019. The 6-4, 250-pound Schommer worked at outside linebacker this spring, a position where NU returns veterans Alex Davis, Tyrin Ferguson and JoJo Domann. Schommer’s work in practice in 2018 was recognized, as he was chosen as the Huskers’ Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.
Schommer has made his mark in the community in the past year, earning a prestigious Sam Foltz Hero 27 Award, as well as a spot on both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams.
Schommer redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Norfolk HS)
Schommer walked on at Nebraska from Norfolk High School, where he played both defensive end and linebacker. He played in nine games as a senior and racked up 61 tackles, including 28 solo stops, with 2.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry. Schommer also played basketball at Norfolk. Following his prep career, Schommer represented the North Squad in the 2018 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Ryan is the son of Tom and Linn Schommer and he was born on Jan. 14, 2000. Schommer is majoring in advertising and public relations. He has been one of the most active Huskers in the community over the past year. He has volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Malone Center, the Nebraska Football Road Race, and numerous hospital and school outreach visits.