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BYU roundup: SI.com gives props to Riley Nelson, Cody Hoffman

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 11:49 p.m. MDT

BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman (2) celebrates with teammates after catching the game-winning touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game against Tulsa on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Dallas. Hoffman had three touchdown receptions from Riley Nelson in the game. (Associated Press) BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman (2) celebrates with teammates after catching the game-winning touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game against Tulsa on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Dallas. Hoffman had three touchdown receptions from Riley Nelson in the game. (Associated Press)

The BYU football team opens spring drills in less than two weeks. SI.com lists two Cougars — quarterback Riley Nelson and wide receiver Cody Hoffman — as part of the "All Two-Star (and fewer) Team," which basically honors them for being overachievers.

"Nelson made it clear he was BYU's best quarterback," writes Andy Staples. "He capped the season by channeling Dan Marino's fake spike to beat Tulsa. That's the kind of savvy the All Two-Star (And Fewer) team needs in its signal-caller.

Of Hoffman, Staples writes: "Sacramento State would have been the only school to recruit Hoffman out of tiny Crescent City, Calif., had it not been for a local teacher named Terry Vance. Vance was a roommate of BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall when the men were students at Oregon State, and Vance took notice of Hoffman dominating his high school competition and contacted his former roomie. Now 6-4 and 208 pounds, Hoffman is BYU's top receiver and kickoff returner."

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