Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Ryne Reeves got an opportunity to show his potential late in the 2013 season as he played a key role in an injury-ravaged offensive line. The 6-3, 300-pound Reeves saw extensive action in the final three regular-season games after Nebraska’s top four offensive guards were all sidelined or slowed by injury.
The Crete, Neb., native heads into the fall looking to secure a starting spot of his own for the 2014 season. Reeves worked primarily at center during the spring, and he and senior Mark Pelini will continue to compete for the starting role in preseason practice. Reeves also could also battle for playing time at guard on an offensive line that graduated five key seniors from the 2013 team.
Reeves has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors each of the past two seasons.
Reeves suffered a broken ankle in spring practice, but recovered in time to 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. He 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 three times. Reeves has been active in outreach work, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.