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

Ryker Fyfe served as the Huskers' backup quarterback for each of his final three seasons in a Nebraska uniform. In 2016, Fyfe's role grew late in the season as fellow senior Tommy Armstrong Jr. battled injuries in the homestretch of his career.

Fyfe started three games in his Nebraska career, including two of the final three games in his senior season. Fyfe capped his career with a start in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee and surpassed 1,000 career passing yards. A former walk-on, Fyfe was on scholarship for each of his final three seasons. He is on track to earn his degree in sociology in May of 2017. 

2016 (Senior)
Fyfe played in eight games as Nebraska's backup quarterback and made starts against Maryland and Tennessee. In his senior season, Fyfe threw for 558 yards and four touchdowns, and also had a rushing touchdown. 

Fyfe made his second career start against Maryland on Senior Day and responded by competing 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in a 28-7 NU win. He 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. Fyfe suffered a wrist injury against Maryland that forced him to come off the bench the following week at Iowa.

He capped his career against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. Fyfe threw for 17-of-36 for 243 yards and two touchdowns to Brandon Reilly and also had a nine-yard TD run. Fyfe also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass against Wyoming and saw significant action against Ohio State after Armstrong was injured in the second quarter. 

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. A sociology major, he earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021. He 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
2016 8/2 48 99 1 48.5 558 69.8 39 vs. Tennessee 4 107.14
Totals 18/3 87 165 6 52.7 1,043 57.9 52 at Purdue 10 118.55

Fyfe's Career Stats (Rushing)









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







7 at Purdue








21 vs. Maryland








21 vs. Maryland


Single-Game Highs
» Pass Attempts - 48 at Purdue (2015)
» Pass Completions - 29 at Purdue (2015)
» Passing Yards - 407 at Purdue (2015)
» Long Pass - 52 at Purdue (2015)
» Passing Touchdowns - 4 at Purdue (2015)
» Rushes - 7 at Purdue (2015)
» Rushing Yards - 29 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
» Long Rush - 21 vs. Maryland (2016)