TornBySports has received information this morning from a source close to the BYU football program that senior quarterback Riley Nelson’s football playing career is over. The source also said that an official announcement from BYU could be made soon.
The injury to Nelson’s back that caused him to sit the entire game against Hawaii, has supposedly been present since the Weber State game and has limited his affectiveness on the field since. According to our source, it has since been determined that it has put an end to Nelson’s college football playing career. If so, 22 year-old Taysom Hill would likely be named the starting quarterback for BYU.
This season, Nelson has a QB rating of 122.8, with 754 passing yards and has completed 58.7% of his passes. He’s thrown five touchdowns and interception each. He has also run the football 36 times for a total of 84 yards. He has failed to find the endzone on the ground this season.
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