Riley Dodge

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Riley Dodge
Riley Dodge (11) in action for Carroll High School in 2006
No. 11
PositionQuarterback / Wide receiver
Career history
High schoolSouthlake Carroll
(Southlake, Texas)
Personal information
Born: (1988-10-12) October 12, 1988 (age 31)
McKinney, Texas
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight182 lb (83 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • ESPN RISE Junior of the Year
  • Sun Belt All-Freshman Team (
  • 2× Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week (2006)

Riley Dodge (born October 12, 1988[1]) is a former American football player and current head coach at Carroll Senior High School.

High school career[edit]

Dodge prepped at Carroll High School of Southlake, Texas, where he was coached by his dad, Todd Dodge, and later Hal Wasson. Dodge played behind former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy. As a junior, Dodge gained 4,184 yards and 54 touchdowns passing, plus 1,119 yards and 13 scores rushing, in Todd Dodge's trademark no-huddle spread offense. His 54 TD passes tie fellow Southlake Carroll alumnus Chase Wasson for third all-time in Texas high school football history.[2]

Southlake Carroll won the 5A Texas state championship in 2006 with a 43–29 win over Austin Westlake.

Playing for coach Wasson as a senior, Dodge threw for 3,445 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2007. Southlake Carroll lost to Abilene in the regional semifinals, ending their 58-game winning streak against Texas teams.

College career[edit]

Growing up as a Texas Longhorns fan,[3] Dodge verbally committed to play for Mack Brown in February 2007. However, he later changed his mind, and eventually signed a letter of intent to play at University of North Texas for his father, head coach Todd Dodge.[4] While at North Texas, he played quarterback and later moved to wide receiver.[5] In January 2010, he announced his intention to leave North Texas and enrolled at McNeese State University in Lake Charles where he had two years of eligibility left to play football.[6] His father no longer coaches at North Texas.

After College[edit]

On April 16, 2013, Dodge was hired at The University of Texas as a quality control quarterbacks coach.

Dodge began his high school coaching career after being hired as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in February 2015, where he joined the varsity coaching staff at Flower Mound Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. He will be entering his second season holding the coaching position for the Marauders in 2016. In his first season with the Marauders in 2015, Dodge helped lead Marcus to an overall 10–2 record, and a second-round playoff game in Class 6A. Dodge brings his knowledge of an up-tempo, spread offense to a school transitioning into a high-profile passing offense, from a former smash-mouth running offense. Dodge works under Marcus head coach, Gerry Stanford. Marcus has recently gained credibility in the passing game with Dodge at the helm of offensive coordinator, and in 2015 ended the season with one of the top 6A offenses in the state of Texas, despite an exit from the state playoffs in the second round.

As of April 2018, he is the head coach at Southlake Carroll.


  1. ^ Mahoney, Jon (August 21, 2007). "Player Profile: Dodge & Newton". RiseMag.
  2. ^ Anderson, Kelli (August 27, 2007). "The Son Also Shines". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Anderson, Kelli (August 21, 2007). "The Son Also Shines". Sports Illustrated.
  4. ^ MacMahon, Tim; Vito, Brett (July 1, 2007). "Carroll's Dodge to join dad at UNT". Dallas Morning News.
  5. ^ MacMahon, Tim (April 5, 2010). "UNT QB Dodge moving to receiver". ESPN. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
  6. ^ MacMahon, Tim (January 4, 2011). "Riley Dodge leaving North Texas". ESPN.

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