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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Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics