Nebraska Shrine Bowl Q&A: Ryker Fyfe

After throwing for 1,921 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2011, Ryker Fyfe is playing in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl and talks about the experience with Big Red Report.

How do you see yourself fitting into the Nebraska offense?
"Right now they run an option offense, but I talked with the coach and he says he doesn't have a favorite offense, but runs one that suits his quarterbacks strengths."

How much of an honor is it to play in the Shrine Bowl?
"It's a huge honor, and a great experience. You start to realize it's not just North vs. South, but that the money goes to the kids at the Shrine Hospital, which was a great experience. That's why we just want to get as many people out there as possible, because we may be playing a game, but those kids are struggling every day just to walk, so that was a great experience."

What was that visit to the hospital like?
"It was definitely life changing because you see how fortunate you really are. These kids are struggling every day, while we are only playing a game, so I thought that was a great experience."

Sum up your high school career.
"We had a great senior season. We obviously didn't go as far as we wanted to, but now its time to move on. I will miss high school football and all the guys, but now I'm ready for the UNL."

During your senior season you led one of the most potent offenses in the state. How do you think that will help you at the next level?
"It helped me because we ran the spread offense where the ball was in my hands most of the time. We also had a great team and great competitors, which definitely worked to my advantages in getting recruited."

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