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Ryker Fyfe
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Ryker Fyfe 804877
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
High School: Grand Island
Major: Sociology

Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)

2016 Season Notes
» Made his second career start against Maryland and completed 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown. Also notched a career-long 21-yard rush in the second quarter.
» The Husker victory against the Terrapins was the first win by Nebraska started by a quarterback other than Tommy Armstrong or Taylor Martinez since a 2010 win over Colorado when Cody Green started at quarterback.
» Threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on his only attempt against Wyoming.
» Saw significant time against Ohio State after replacing Tommy Armstrong Jr., who was injured in the second quarter.

2016 Outlook
Senior quarterback Ryker Fyfe has served as the top backup at quarterback for each of the past two seasons. The Grand Island native will enter 2016 again hoping to compete for playing time at quarterback, a position where Nebraska returns three-year starter Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Fyfe has been called on to spell Armstrong in several situations the past two seasons, including starting in Armstrong’s place at Purdue in 2015. Fyfe responded by throwing for more than 400 yards in the game. Fyfe has shown the ability to manage the Husker offense both in the passing and running game. A former walk-on, Fyfe has been on scholarship for the past two seasons. He is on track to earn his degree in sociology in May of 2017.

2015 (Junior)
Fyfe served as the top backup to starter Tommy Armstrong Jr. Fyfe played in two games, including his first career start at Purdue when Armstrong was injured. Fyfe completed 29-of-48 passes for 407 yards and four touchdowns against the Boilermakers in a 55-45 loss. The 407 passing yards rank as the fifth-highest single-game total in NU history.

Fyfe also played against South Alabama, and completed 5-of-7 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown.

2014 (Sophomore)
Fyfe played in seven games, with most of his action late in games. He did see key snaps at Michigan State and Iowa when Armstrong was temporarily sidelined. Fyfe rushed for 47 yards on seven carries, while completing 4-of-10 passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Fyfe rushed four times for a season-high 29 yards against Florida Atlantic. Against Fresno State, he completed 2-of-3 passes for 22 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Christian Bailey. Fyfe was 1-of-2 passing at Michigan State and led NU to a touchdown.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Fyfe saw action in NU’s win over South Dakota State, completing his only pass attempt for five yards and running for three yards.

2012 (Redshirt)
Fyfe redshirted in 2012 and worked on the NU scout team.

Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)
Fyfe guided one of the most potent offenses in Nebraska as a senior, leading Grand Island to nearly 400 yards of offense and 40 points per game. He was a first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska pick, and was the quarterback and honorary captain of the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super State team. Fyfe threw for 1,921 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, while running for 746 yards and 14 scores, averaging 6.4 yards per carry.

As a junior, Fyfe finished with 1,492 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. Fyfe, who also played basketball and baseball, started at quarterback for the North team in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Fyfe chose to walk on at Nebraska over a scholarship offer from Nebraska-Kearney.

The son of Montie and Kim Fyfe, Ryker was born on Nov. 20, 1993. He is a sociology major and has volunteered time with team hospital visits and Uplifting Athletes. He was the recipient of a 2013 Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.

Fyfe's Career Stats (Passing)












2012         Redshirt          
2013 1/0 1 1 0 100.0 5 5.0 5 vs. South Dakota State 0 140.03
2014 7/0 4 10 0 40.0 40 5.7 12 at Fresno State 1 106.60
2015 2/1 34 55 5 61.8 440 220.0 52 at Purdue 5 140.84
Totals 10/1 39 66
5 59.1 485 48.5 52 at Purdue
6 135.67

Fyfe's Career Stats (Rushing)









2012       Redshirt      
2013 1/0 1 3 3.0 3.0 3 vs. South Dakota State
2014 7/0 7 47 6.7 6.7 15 vs. Florida Atlantic







7 at Purdue








15 vs. Florida Atlantic


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