Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Redshirt freshman Connor Ruth will add depth at running back in his first year of action with the Huskers. A walk-on from Seward High School, Ruth was a two-way standout for the Bluejays before joining the Huskers.
Ruth had a strong first year at Nebraska, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters. Ruth is joined on the Nebraska roster by his older brother, Corbin, a sophomore running back. The Ruth brothers are nephews of former Husker fullbacks Jeff and Joel Makovicka.
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 is the son of Royce and Jennifer Ruth, and he was born on Oct. 29, 1999. His older brother is a sophomore running back at Nebraska. Connor is a business administration major, and volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.