True freshman Ryan Goodman earned a spot as Nebraska's No. 2 quarterback after a strong fall camp with the Huskers. One of the top high school wrestlers in the nation, Goodman came to Nebraska as a wrestling recruit for Coach Mark Manning, but earned a football scholarship by playing in Nebraska's season-opening win over Western Illinois.
Goodman was a two-sport standout at Absegami High School. In football, he passed for 3,108 yards and rushed for 1,300 yards in his four-year career with the Braves. He received All-South Jersey honorable-mention accolades on the gridiron. Goodman was highly recurited by many Division I schools as wrestler. He holds the New Jersey record for wrestling victories and ended his high school career with a 72-match winning streak.
The son of Randal and Wendy Goodman, Ryan was born on Oct. 15, 1985. He has not declared a major at Nebraska.