Riley Nelson Had (and still has) That “Riley Nelson Magic”

Oct 02, 2022

Riley Nelson started one season at quarterback for Utah State and played three seasons at quarterback for BYU. With the Cougars, he threw for over 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns, and ran for 858 yards and six more touchdowns. He is the analyst for BYU football broadcasts on the BYU Sports Network.


Riley Talks About His Move from Utah State to BYU


(video length: 3:36)



We Asked Riley, “What was that ‘Riley Magic’?”


Dave asks Riley what made the BYU football team, at that time in history, stand up and really get behind Riley as the quarterback and leader of the team?


(video length: 2:59)



Riley Talks with Blaine About Leadership


Prior to the livestream, Dave and Blaine had talked about the similarities between what people think about BYU legend Brandon Doman and Riley Nelson. In the end, it seems to come down to leadership... And this is a concept that can help upcoming young athletes learn patience, AND learn to do whatever it takes to contribute to the team.


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Watch the entire interview with Riley Nelson:


(video length: 44:13)



Enjoy the full livestream from that day:

(video length: 2:16:41)



Enjoy the full livestream as a PODCAST here:



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