Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Senior Ryne Reeves has battled injuries throughout his Nebraska career, limiting his potential playing time for the Huskers. Reeves’ latest setback was a knee injury he suffered against Iowa late last season, keeping him out of the bowl game. Reeves is hopeful of being at full strength for much of spring practice and is a strong candidate to earn the starting center position in 2015.
Reeves saw regular action last season as the Huskers’ No. 2 center, helping Nebraska rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring and rushing offense. Reeves was limited by injuries each of the past two spring practices, including a broken ankle in 2013.
Off the field, Reeves is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection.
Reeves played in 11 games, including a start in the regular-season finale at Iowa, after starter Mark Pelini was lost for the season to injury against Minnesota. The line helped Nebraska to a Big Ten modern-era record 784 yards of total offense in the opener against Florida Atlantic, and helped senior I-back Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting season. Abdullah rushed for more than 200 yards four times in 2014 and became NU’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards, while ranking second in rushing yards. The offensive line also ranked among the Big Ten’s best units in protecting the quarterback.
Reeves play in 10 games as one of the Huskers’ top reserves at offensive guard. Reeves helped the Nebraska offense excel against strong Michigan State and Penn State defenses, as I-back Ameer Abdullah topped 100 yards in both of those games. Reeves was also a regular on PAT and field-goal units as a blocker.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Reeves was a reserve guard and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.
Reeves redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.
Before Nebraska (Crete HS)
Reeves was one of four in-state players in Nebraska’s 2011 class, and was a key figure in a Class B state championship season for Crete High School in 2010. Reeves helped Coach Chuck McGinnis’ team rack up more than 3,900 rushing yards en route to a perfect 13-0 record. In addition to his dominant lead blocking, Reeves was also a force on the defensive side, recording 73 tackles and two tackles for loss from his tackle spot. He also forced a fumble in the Class B state title game, a 34-0 victory over Elkhorn.
Reeves was a Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald. Reeves was also named the honorary captain of the Class B all-state offensive unit by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Reeves was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the World-Herald as a junior in 2009. He lined up at guard for the Cardinals, but was named to the Rivals.com All-America team as a center. He was regarded as one of the top five center prospects in the country by both Rivals and Scout, and Rivals listed him as the second-best prospect in Nebraska. Despite an early pledge to NU, Reeves received an offer from Stanford and interest from several schools, including Miami, USC and UCLA.
Reeves was born on July 14, 1992, and is the son of John and Mary Ellen Reeves. He is an economics/management major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Reeves has been active in outreach work, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.
» Games Played – 25 (4 in 2012; 10 in 2013; 11 in 2014)
» Games Started – 1 (at Iowa, 2014)