Broncos select punter Riley Dixon with the 228th pick

  The Denver Broncos used their final draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to once again add depth at a area of upcoming need. With the 228th overall pick in round seven of the draft, the Broncos selected Riley Dixon, a punter formerly of Syracuse University. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a Bronco,” Dixon said moments after being selected by Denver. “Its been a long time...
Via BSN Denver
April 30, 2016

How Have the Last 11 Syracuse Draft Picks Fared?

You probably weren’t aware of this because, sadly, it gets next to no publicity, but the NFL Draft starts tonight. Syracuse didn’t have anyone drafted last year, and is looking to avoid duplicating that and could have multiple players picked before the end of the day on Saturday. Ron Thompson, Riley Dixon, and Rob Trudo […]
Via Otto's Grove
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Riley Dixon one of 72 punters nominated for Ray Guy Award

Punters can be a very important part of a team’s success. Teams don’t like to have to punt, but when they do, it’s nice to know you have a guy that can pin a team deep in their own territory to let their defense make a play. One of the better punters in the nation right now is Syracuse’s Riley Dixon. He is a different kind of player as he not only averages 43.8 yards per...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse punter hurdles defender, hits another with fist pump

Syracuse punter and local favorite Riley Dixon got to run a fake field goal on Saturday. While headed for the first down marker, he was squared up by LSU defender Donte Jackson. With the first down marker in sight, Dixon did the logical thing – he hurdled right over Jackson. Almost as good as the hurdle is Dixon’s enthusiastic fist pump at the end of it. His enthusiasm was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse Punter Leaps One LSUY Defender And Nearly Punches Another

Punters are not know for making big plays. Occasionally they nail a deep punt that stops at the one or something like that, but otherwise you don't expect much out of these guys. Well--Syracuse certainly got much more than just good punting out of their guy, Riley Dixon.Dixon took off running on a fake field goal attempt during the first half of play, and rather than get tackled...
Via FatManWriting
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Syracuse kicker hurdles defender then accidentally punches LSU player

Looking take some momentum into halftime against superstar running back Leonard Fournette and the No. 8 LSU Tigers, Syracuse attempted a fake 48-yard field goal with :38 remaining in second quarter, trailing 7-3. The attempt worked, as Riley Dixon took a pitch from the holder and hurdled an LSU defender for the first down. After the play, Dixon was a little too pumped up, as his...
Via FOX Sports
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse punter hurdles LSU defender on fake FG

The Syracuse Orange have been hanging around with the LSU Tigers up in the Carrier Dome. The Orange were on the move late in the first half and they were faced with a fourth down and short. The Orange lined up for a field goal from nearly 45 yards out. That is when the holder, Syracuse punter Riley Dixon, perfected an amazing fake field goal. He did his best Knowshon Moreno impression...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Syracuse’s Punter Hurdles Defender, Gets Up, Accidentally Punches LSU Player

LSU has the lead against Syracuse in upstate New York, but the Orange certainly are giving the Tigers a game. SU punter Riley Dixon is one major reason why. Late in the second quarter, Dixon hurdled an LSU defender after a fake punt on fourth down, then accidentally punched a Tigers player celebrating. He wasn’t flagged, since it wasn’t deliberate. Unfortunately for Syracuse...
Via College Spun
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse begins season at home against Rhode Island: Beware

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse opens its season in the Carrier Dome on Friday night against Rhode Island of the Football Championship Subdivision. Same scenario as a year ago, when the Orange beat Villanova by one point - in double overtime - on a touchdown pass from punter Riley Dixon. Senior quarterback Terrel Hunt was ejected in the second quarter of that game and also missed the...
Via Associated Press
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Syracuse survives Villanova 27-26 in 2nd overtime

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Punter Riley Dixon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Moore on a fake field goal in the second overtime in Syracuse's 27-26 victory over Villanova on Friday night. Villanova's John Robertson connected with tailback Gary Underwood for a 9-yard touchdown pass on the next possession to bring the Wildcats within one. Villanova coach Andy Talley went...
Via Associated Press
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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