HIGH SCHOOL: Attends East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minn. • wore No. 80 for the Raptors and was a team captain his senior season • as a senior, made six field goals and 36 point after attempts • made kicks of 55 and 52 yards • notched 37 touchbacks (82%) and averaged 39.4 yards per punt • named 2016 KARE 11 All-Metro Offense, All-State First Team and Star Tribune All-Metro First Team • was a four-year starter at kicker and punter and scored 212 points • made 161 point after attempts, which included 62 consecutive from 2014-2016 • kicked 17 career field goals and recorded 140 touchbacks (65%) • averaged 37.5 yards per punt • Eastbay You All-American in 2013 and 2014 • ranked as the No. 4 kicker in the nation by Chris Sailer Kicking and is the No. 5 kicker/punter combo in the country by National Camp Series • a three-star recruit by Scout and ESPN and a two-star prospect according to Rivals and 247 Sports • Scout listed him as the No. 1 kicker in Minnesota, the No. 2 kicker in the Midwest and the No. 7 kicker in the nation • ESPN ranked him the No. 4 recruit in Minnesota, while 247 Sports listed him as the No. 5 kicker in his class and as the No. 9 prospect in Minnesota • coached by Dan Fritze • also lettered in baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born November 14, 1998 • son of Mac and Mary Ryerse • has two brothers (Adam and Luke) • winner of 2016 Minnesota State High School League - ExCEL Award (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) • had a 4.13 GPA and was named 2016 Academic All-State by Minnesota Football Coaches Association • was the Mentor of the Year at the East Ridge Athletic Association • raised more than $5,000 for Kicking Against Cancer to benefit cancer research and education.
Elite Access: Minnesota Preps for BTN Tailgate!
Go behind the scenes of BTN Tailgate on Set-Up Day -- the BTN pregame show is coming to Minneapolis for Gophers-Fighting Illini!
The Gophers have 43 players from Minnesota on the current roster. Head coach P.J. Fleck has made it a mission to lock up recruiting within a six to eight hour radius of the Twin Cities.
Gophers Will Host Indiana On Oct. 26, 2018
Minnesota will welcome Indiana to TCF Bank Stadium for the first time ever in 2018. The Big Ten Conference announced today that the game will now be played on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.