Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
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.

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.