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BYU football: Why Riley Nelson's teammates love him

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 4 2012 11:14 a.m. MDT

As BYU gave Washington State a shellacking in their season opener last Thursday, one thing became apparent: the reasons Riley Nelson's teammates love him, according to the Bleacher Report.

One reason is the intensity Nelson plays with, according to the article. After a drive that went nowhere, Nelson ran over to the sideline and threw his helmet on the ground.

"I love seeing that," a fan told the Bleacher Report. "We haven't had a quarterback that plays with that fire since, well, Jim McMahon, I guess."

Another reason Nelson's teammates love him is because of his selflessness, according to the article. After backup quarterback Taysom Hill threw a touchdown, Nelson didn't act like he was sad that he didn't throw the pass. Instead, he was the first one on the field and celebrated with Hill.

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