Name: Riley Dixon
Hometown: Blossvale, NY
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
2014 Stats: Riley put together a typical great year as the cornerstone of the Syracuse special teams unit. He was second in the ACC in punting average and number of punts. He also led the ACC in yards punted.
2015 Projections: More of the same, really. Riley is set up to potentially break some more records before he heads off into the sunset.
How'd He Get Here: It's hard to believe but Riley came to us as a walk-on. A local boy made good, he earned his scholarship before last season.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Nothing. That's why recruiting is dumb.
Money Quote: "I have noticed that. But I'm just doing my job. That's all I do and however good I can do my job, that's my only goal this year." - Riley on the #DixonForHeisman campaign
Links Of Wonder: Here's one extolling his virtues as one of the three Syracuse Preseason All-Americans according to Athlon.
Tweets Of Wonder:
I'd spend every last dollar I had to make it to another Garth Brooks concert. Truly amazing— Riley Dixon (@RileyTDixon92) January 25, 2015
What Does Scott Shafer Think Of Him: "We are extremely pleased to put Riley Dixon on scholarship. He has earned it."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Wake Forest seems to think their punter is good enough to warrant Heisman consideration. We set them straight on that.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest 2: Riley ended last season as the No. 1-rated QB on the Syracuse roster with a perfect completion rate. Every single pass he threw was for a touchdown.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: