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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #92 K/P Riley Dixon

It's time to talk about the Orange's Big Red.

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Riley Dixon

Position: Kicker/Punter/Kickpunter

Year: Junior

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 219

Hometown: Blossvale, NY

High School: Christian Brothers Academy

2013 StatsDixon ranked seventh in the ACC with an average of 42.1 yards per punt and finished third in SU single-season history in both punting yards (3,161) and total punts (75). He did very well.

2014 Projections: The sky's the limit for Riley. Literally. He kicks footballs up there. The former walk-on is the undisputed team punter and an academic all-star. He's your hero.

How'd He Get Here: Local boy made good. A graduate of nearby CBA, he walked-on with the Orange and eventually earned a scholarship last season.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Nothing. Shows what they know.

Money Quote: "It was a great feeling. It was amazing. It's something I've been working for for a long time." - Dixon on getting his schollie.

Links Of Wonder: Dixon didn't win the Heisman but he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team last year.


Tweets Of Wonder:

What Does Shafer Think Of Him"We are extremely pleased to put Riley Dixon on scholarship," Shafer said in a statement. "He has earned it."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Dixon almost had a shot at kicking field goals for us last season as well when Ryan Norton was suspended. He and Ross Krautman split time in practice taking kicks.

Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Here's Riley talking about earning his scholarship...