Blue roundup: Riley Nelson talks about what he's learned from previous BYU quarterbacks

Published: Tuesday, March 27 2012 11:52 a.m. MDT

Quarterback Riley Nelson poses for a photo with Amelia Rohrer, 6 months, after the BYU spring scrimmage at the LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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BYU quarterback Riley Nelson is a student of the game. He's also a student of Cougar QB history.

Nelson has spent a lot of time in the film room, watching his predecessors at that position, including Virgil Carter, Gifford Nielsen, Jim McMahon, Steve Young and Ty Detmer.

Nelson told BYUtv after Monday's practice what he's learned from them about being a BYU quarterback.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy celebrated his 21st birthday Monday, and he talked about that milestone to BYUtv.

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