4A state playoffs: Was Riley the better of the Logan Nelsons? D.J. may think so, but the numbers may not

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  • the hawk Sandy, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    Indeed they are jarka but one of those d2 qbs blew out your war kittens. Have fun watching your dominant team fight it out with the mighty idaho vandals lol

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 11, 2011 2:24 p.m.


    Hays and Wynne are both quality JC QB's.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Nov. 11, 2011 2:23 p.m.


    I agree, he seems to be an outstanding athlete and a lot of fun to watch. but at 5' 9" 160, he will not be playing QB, maybe RB or DB. Unless he gets a lot bigger.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 11:13 a.m.

    Both Rileys play their hearts out and play without fear. A tremendous attitude goes a long ways.

  • CougarKeith Roy, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    Now that is a very Humble Quarterback! Very impressive, and even more impressive play by him. I predict another blow out for the Grizzlies!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    they are both quality Division II qb's.

  • grizzstate LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 9:04 a.m.

    Flutie, Tarkington, and players like them have heard that before it just drives them to "outperform" the competition. It will also take a college coach, not afraid of athletic politics, to start him on the D1 level.

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    D.J. is having a great senior year with a fantastic performance in the playoffs, but at 5-9, 160 lbs., he's too small to play QB at any Top 75 calibre program.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 6:49 a.m.

    I've never personally watched a better high school football player than Riley Nelson, but his little brother may be just as good. It's not just the athleticism, but the understanding of matchups and numbers and the ability to see it on the field and exploit whatever defense the other side puts up. Those kids not only watch film, they learn from it. Kudos to Favero for being smart enough to get out of the way and let them do their thing. Just incredible.

  • SoUtHapa Saint George, Utah
    Nov. 10, 2011 10:39 p.m.


    Classy comments. I watched Riley dismantle our Pine View boys the following week, and have nothing but respect for him and the rest of his family. I know them well and they are exemplary people.

    Not sure what Stang08's deal is. So filled with negative. Not a healthy life choice.

  • tiger06 SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    I haven't had the opportunity to see DJ play, but I was able to try and stop Riley in the '05 Semi-Finals when Logan and Hurricane played. Riley was amazing and if DJ is as good if not better than Riley, that's pretty impressive. I hope he succeeds at the next level.

  • BYUdude North Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    Hey DJ, BYU Would love you have you as their quarterback if you ever change your mind. What an incredible player.

  • Jacob's Dad LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    And both Nelsons always give most of the credit to their teammates, O line, receivers, etc. It would be fun to put their numbers up against each other side by side. Touchdowns in a season? Yards accounted for in a season? Riley had a loss to Alta his championship year. Riley won it in 3A. None of the comparison matters to the brothers, and none of it matters at all to any of us unless or until Logan takes care of East next week. Why all the hate from Stang08? Did someone from Logan do something to wrong him years ago? He should jump on the wagon. It's a fast and exciting ride, but you need to hold on tight. The brothers are awesome and I mostly love the support and cheers Riley gives his little brothers.

  • Ligers Hurricane, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    What a lame article.

  • Jaspet03 LOGAN, UT
    Nov. 10, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    Your statement is so Ludacris! The kid puts up over 600 yards and you still hate on him. I guarantee you hated on Riley before he came in and beat USU. DJ will be a better QB than Chuckie...

  • Stang08 Cedar City, Utah
    Nov. 10, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    Riley is playing and D.J. won't be when he hits college. Enough said on this subject.