SAN DIEGO -- Former Torero wide receiver Brian Riley signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts this week. Riley participated in the Colts' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis back in May. From nearby Rancho Bernardo, California (Rancho Bernardo HS), Riley played in 45 games at the University of San Diego, totaling 98 receptions for 1,768 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also saw action as a defensive back in his first two seasons and tallied 26 tackles, including 17 solos.
Riley earned All-Pioneer League recognition twice, making the first team in 2016 and second team in 2015. He also was a three-time member of the Pioneer Football League Honor Roll. In 2016, Riley started all twelve games for the 19th-ranked Toreros (10-2 record) and caught 54 passes for 986 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the team in receiving yards and three times totaled 100+ yards in a game. He pulled in six balls for 126 yards against Dayton; seven receptions for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns against Drake; and five catches for 139 yards vs. Davidson. He was the recipient of the team's Dave Adolph "Do You Love Football" Award for Offense.
Riley follows in the footsteps of former USD standout John Matthews who signed on with the Colts in 2009 as an undrafted free agent.
TOREROS IN THE POLLS: In the preseason STATS FCS Top-25 Poll, the Toreros find themselves just outside in the No. 30 spot with 250 points in voting. The four teams ahead of them include North Carolina Central (326), Weber State (322), Northern Arizona (307) and McNeese State (261). The Toreros rank No. 29 in the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Preseason FCS Top 30, and were picked No. 25 in the Street & Smith College Football poll.
TORERO SCRIMMAGE ON AUGUST 19 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Torero fans can get a sneak preview of the 2017 team on Saturday, August 19th when the squad lines up for a scrimmage at Torero Stadium at 12 noon. There will be a tailgate brunch beginning at 11:00 a.m. and head coach Dale Lindsey will address the group at 11:30 am.
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There will also be a bounce house for kids and a post-scrimmage autograph signing session on the field with the players. For more information, please contact the USD Athletics Development office at (619) 260-5917 or email email@example.com.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE: USD offers some outstanding packages for its Torero fans for the five regular season games. All season tickets are located on the south side of the stadium- sections 112-123. An individual season ticket costs $60.00. A USD Faculty/Staff season ticket costs $40.00. USD is excited to offer a new promotion for its recent Torero Graduates (within last 5 years), a season ticket for $40.00. A Family Four Pack (includes two adult and two children season tickets) can be purchased for $180.00.
Season tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. USD Faculty/Staff, Recent Graduate and Family Four Pack may only be purchased through the box office, either by phone 619-260-7550 or in-person. To purchase USD football tickets online, CLICK HERE.
FIVE GAME HOME SCHEDULE: The Toreros will open up the 2017 campaign on Saturday, September 2nd with a 2:00 p.m. contest against Western New Mexico University. USD's remaining four home games will also kickoff at 2:00 p.m. -- Butler (Sept. 23), Morehead State (Oct. 14), Drake (Nov. 4) and Marist (Nov. 18).
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