Connor Ruth utilized his redshirt season in his first year at Nebraska in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Seward HS)
Ruth was a fullback and linebacker as a four-year varsity performer at Seward High School. On offense, he ran for 617 yards in his career, scoring nine touchdowns. Ruth rushed for a career-high 299 yards as a junior in 2016 and then scored a career-high five touchdowns as a senior in 2017. He also caught 22 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons and accumulated 74 career kickoff return yards. Defensively, Ruth totaled 92 tackles in his career with 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He had 48 tackles, 4.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack as a senior and 37 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks as a junior. Ruth was named an honorable-mention Class B all-state selection as a senior by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Ruth chose Nebraska after originally committing to a walk-on offer from Iowa. Connor joins his older brother Corbin, a redshirt freshman, on the Huskers’ 2018 roster. The brothers’ uncles are former Husker fullbacks Jeff and Joel Makovicka.