Riley Stephenson Athlete Profile

#99 Riley Stephenson

Positions: Punter, Kicker Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Roster Years: 2009-2012 Hometown: St. George, UT Last School: Pine View High School

Personal

  • Parents are Melanie and Curtis
  • Has four brothers and one sister
  • Served an LDS mission to Auckland, New Zealand
  • Eagle Scout


Player Journal Entry: October 8, 2009

Before BYU

  • Named Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News First-Team All-State as a senior
  • Ranked the No. 2 punter and the No. 9 place kicker in the country
  • Made 75-of-77 PATs and 7-of-10 field goals
  • Averaged 42.1 yards per punt
  • Deseret News First-Team All-State as a junior
  • Made 59 of 64 extra points as a junior
  • Hit all six field goal attempts as a junior
  • Averaged 34.8 yards per punt
  • A four-year letterwinner
  • Holds the state record for most PATs (193)
  • Is second in state history for PATs in a season with 75
  • Tied for second with 19 career field goals
  • Holds school records for longest field goal (54 yards), most PATs in a season (75) and career (193) and total career points (250)
  • Recruited by Arizona State


2009 | Freshman Year

  • All-MWC Honorable Mention
  • Earned letterman honors as a true freshman
  • Had 42 punts on the year for 1,733 yards, averaging 41.3 yards per punt
  • Recorded four touchbacks
  • Placed eight punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Had eight punts for 50 or more yards
  • Did not have a punt blocked all season
  • Averaged 51 yards on four punts against Colorado State
  • Averaged 47 yards on six punts against TCU, while not allowing a single return yard
  • Named National Punter of the Week (Sept. 28) and Honorable Mention Kickoff Specialist twice by College Football Performance Awards
  • Had a season-long punt of 60 yards in the bowl game against Oregon State, tying a BYU bowl record

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Had 2,184 yards on 53 punts, an average of 41.2 yards per punt
  • Kicked 17 punts of over 50 yards and 20 punts inside the 20
  • Added 64 kickoffs for 4,268 yards, a 66.7 average, with 23 touchbacks
  • Was named MWC Special Teams Player of the week after kicking 6 punts 223 yards with three landing inside the 20 vs. Washington
  • Had a season-high 7 punts vs. TCU, totaling 336 yards, a 48.0 average and a 59-yard long
  • Tied a career high and BYU bowl record with a 60-yard punt vs. UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl
  • Set a BYU bowl record with a 53.3 ypp average, kicking 3 punts 160 yards

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Saw action in 12 games
  • Had 1,985 yards on 47 punts, an average of 42.2 yards per punt
  • Named to Yahoo! Sports All-Independent First Team, Phil Steele All-Independent First Team and an FBS All-Independent Honorable Mention
  • Had 15 punts over 50 yards and 20 placed inside the 20-yard line
  • Named CFPA National Punter of the Week Honorable Mention after totaling 6 punts for 272 yards with three over 50 yards and two inside the 20 vs. UCF
  • All three punts vs. Hawai'i dropped inside the 20, and one over 50 yards and was an honorable mention for the National Punter of the Week award
  • Earned ESPN.com's All-Bowl Team honors with 8 punts for 335 yards, an average of 41.9 yards, including seven inside the 20 and two over 50 yards vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl
  • Also had one tackle on special teams during the year and had 3 kickoffs for 201 yards

2012 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Named to the Ray Guy Award Watch List and a Ray Guy Award Semifinalist
  • Associated Press, CBSSports.com and SI.com second team All-American
  • Phil Steele All-America Third Team
  • FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week, week of Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 22
  • Honorable Mention Punter of the Week, week of Sept. 10 and Sept. 24
  • No. 2 punting average in the nation at 47.31 yards per punt
  • Led the nation with 26 punts of over 50 yards and was second with 24 inside the 20-yard line
  • Defensive weapon in BYU's Poinsettia Bowl win vs. San Diego, earning CBSSports.com All-Bowl Team accolades with six punts downed inside the 20 and three inside the 5-yard line (two at the 1 and one at the 2)
  • Recorded three punts of 61 yards
  • Made four of six field goal attempts and 16 of 19 PAT attempts