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: Beach Workout
Go behind the scenes at Gopher Football's first beach workout of the season on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis in June of 2017!
Wolitarsky Winnipeg Bound
Former Minnesota receiver Drew Wolitarsky was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL supplemental draft.
Elite Access: Football Etiquette Dinner
The Gopher Football team participated in an etiquette dinner at TCF Bank Stadium in mid-June 2017 to learn about proper dinner etiquette and much more.