Riley Skinner

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Riley Skinner
Riley Skinner.jpg
No. 11
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-21) October 21, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-ACC (2006)
  • ACC rookie of the year (2006)
  • ACC single season completion percentage record (2007)[1]
  • 2008 Eaglebank Bowl MVP
  • 2006 ACC Champion
  • 2007 Meineke CarCare Bowl win vs. Uconn
  • 2008 Eaglebank Bowl win vs. Navy

Riley Skinner (born October 21, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Wake Forest.

College career[edit]

Skinner played high school football and basketball for The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. Skinner stepped in for the injured Wake Forest quarterback Ben Mauk after Mauk injured his arm in the first game of the 2006 season against Syracuse. Skinner proceeded to lead the Demon Deacons to a 10-2 regular season and the championship of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He won second-team All-Conference honors as a redshirt freshman. Skinner and the Demon Deacons won the 2006 ACC Championship game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 9-6, giving the program its first conference championship since 1970. Skinner also played well in the Orange Bowl, but the Deacons fell to Louisville 24-13. Skinner threw for 2,051 yards and nine touchdowns, and recorded a 19-yard touchdown reception from wide receiver Nate Morton.

Skinner was named the 2006 ACC Rookie of the Year after leading the conference in passing efficiency, and he started 12 games for Wake Forest during the 2007 season, setting an ACC record for completion percentage in a season. In the 2009 season he broke the school record for touchdowns in a career vs North Carolina State with 45 touchdowns. The previous record was 44 that was held by former Wake Forest quarterbacks Brian Kuklick and Gary Schofield. Skinner threw for three touchdowns in a game against NC State. He broke the school record for completions in a career with 677 against Stanford, passing Kuklick. In 2009 he became the second ACC Quarterback to throw for more than 2,000 yards in each of his four seasons. Philip Rivers became the first in 2003. And Thaddeus Lewis became the third to it in the same season as Skinner, but it was later in the season.

Statistics[edit]

Season GP QB Rating Attempts Completions Comp% Yards Touchdowns Int
2006 14 139.6 260 171 65.8% 2,051 9 5
2007 11 133.4 326 236 72.4% 2,204 12 13
2008 13 126.2 363 232 63.9% 2,347 13 7
2009 12 147.0 400 264 66% 3,818 25 12

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Skinner was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived on June 25, 2010 and his agent, Mark Slough, announced that Skinner had decided to retire on August 18.[2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

After getting cut by the Giants, his only NFL opportunity, Skinner became a college football analyst for the ACC Network.[3]

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