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Riley Skinner
Riley Skinner

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Bolles School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
10/21/1986

Experience:
3VL

11/23/2013

Duke Comes From Behind to Beat Deacs 28-21

Wake Forest jumped out to 14-0 lead on touchdowns by Thomas Brown and Spencer Bishop

10/29/2013

Football Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. Syracuse

Deacons Head North To Face The Orange

10/19/2013

Campanaro Breaks Record in 34-10 Win over Maryland

Michael Campanaro is Wake Forest's all-time receptions leader with 217

10/19/2013

Postgame Notes -- Wake Forest vs. Maryland

Postgame notes for Wake Forest's 34-10 victory over Maryland

10/19/2013

Postgame Notes -- Wake Forest vs. Maryland

Postgame notes for Wake Forest's 34-10 victory over Maryland

01/05/2007

Orange Bowl (photos by Brian Westerholt)

Orange Bowl (photos by Brian Westerholt)

12/02/2006

Football - ACC Championship

ACC Football Championship - Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech

Video: Skinner at the 2009 ACC Kickoff
Audio: Skinner at the 2009 ACC Kickoff
2009 ACC Kickoff Photo Gallery
Skinner in Action Photo Gallery

Record Book:
Already owns school records for completion percentage (.673) and passing efficiency (132.33) in a career ... Is the winningest quarterback in school history with 26 wins as a starter ... Is the ACC's career leader in completion percentage, just ahead of former Virginia QB Matt Schaub who completed .670 percent of his passes ... Is within reach of school career records for pass attempts, pass completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards and total offense yards ... Ranks fourth in school history with 6,707 career total offense yards ... Is second-best in Wake history with 639 completions ... Also ranks fourth all-time among Deacons with 949 pass attempts ... Will enter his senior season with the fourth-best career completion percentage among active FBS quarterbacks ... Set NCAA record for completion percentage in a bowl game when he completed all 11 attempts in Wake's 29-19 win over Navy in the EagleBank Bowl in 2008.

2008 (Junior):
Honorable mention All-ACC selection as a junior ... Wake's starting quarterback in all 13 games ... Was one of just two QBs in the ACC to start every game, along with Florida State's Christian Ponder ... Became the winningest quarterback in school history with a record of 26-11 as a starter ... Team total offense leader with 2,491 yards, an average of 191.6 per game ... Became just the third quarterback in school history with three seasons of 2,000 or more passing yards ... Wake Forest is 19-3 in games in which he does not throw an interception and just 7-8 when he does ... Completed all 11 pass attempts for 166 yards and a touchdown in Wake's 29-19 win over Navy in the EagleBank Bowl as he was named MVP ... Named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his performance against Baylor (Aug. 28) ... Completed 27 of 36 passes for 220 yards and a career-high three touchdowns ... Repeated as Back of the Week after engineering a late game-winning scoring drive against Ole Miss (Sept. 6) ... Had career highs for attempts (43) and completions (32) vs. the Rebels ... His 32 completions were the seventh-most ever in a game by a Deacon QB ... Recorded his first three-touchdown pass game against Baylor (Aug. 28) ... Threw a career-high four interceptions vs. Navy (Sept. 27) ... Was 26 of 40 for 270 yards and one touchdown in the first meeting with the Midshipmen . . . Rushed for a career-high 73 yards against Clemson on Oct. 9 ... It marked the first time that he had led the team in rushing in a game ... Threw for over 200 yards in each of the first four games of the season but just once in the final nine games ... Has five career game-winning fourth quarter drives to his credit including two in 2008 against Ole Miss and Duke ... Vs. Clemson, took the Deacons on a 15-play, 78-yard drive that erased a 7-6 deficit with 5:28 to play in the game ... Had a streak of 141 consecutive pass attempts without an interception during the middle of the season ... Went over the 6,000-yard mark in career passing with 176 yards against NC State (Nov. 15) ... Completed 68.9 percent of his passes through the first four games.


2007 (Sophomore):
Starting quarterback compiled a record of 8-3 as a starter in 2007 ... Led the nation in completion percentage at 72.4 percent, besting Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (71.8) ... Led Wake Forest to a 9-4 record and a berth in the Meineke Car Care Bowl ... Missed two games (vs. Nebraska; vs. Army) early in the year after suffering a separated shoulder in the opener at Boston College (Sept. 1) ... Threw a touchdown pass in each of the final three games ... Finished fifth in the ACC in passing yards per game at 2004 ... Fourth in the league in total offense at 203.2 YPG and passing efficiency (133.4 rating) ... Set season highs of 29 completions, 38 attempts and 268 passing yards at the Meineke Car Care Bowl ... Completed 70 percent or better of his passes in eight of 11 games ... Posted his first career rushing touchdown with a one1-yard dive in the fourth quarter against Maryland (Sept. 22) ... Academic All-ACC pick.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman):
Voted ACC Rookie of the Year ... Named 2nd Team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and College Football News ... Selected 2nd Team Freshman All-American and to the ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News ... A three-time recipient of the ACC Rookie of the Week award (September 11, November 13, November 27 ... Set 10 new school records for passing in his rookie year ... Broke Cory Randolph's school record for single season completion percentage (65.8) ... Broke Mike Elkins' school records for single season completion percentage (65.8), passing yards (2051), passing attempts (260), completions (171) and passing touchdowns (9) by a redshirt freshman ... broke Benjamin Mauk's school record for most total offense by a redshirt freshman (1,980 yards) ... Broke Keith West's school records for passing attempts (33), completions (21) and passing yards (271) in a bowl game ... Led the ACC and ranked 33rd nationally in passing efficiency (139.6) ... Led the ACC and ranked 13th nationally in completion percentage (65.8) ... Led the ACC and ranked 12th nationally in interception rate (1 per 52 pass attempts) ... Ranked 9th in the ACC with 140 passing yards per game ... Ranked 10th in the ACC and 93rd nationally with an average of 141.4 yards of total offense per game ... Played in all 14 games and started 13 ... Took over the starting job when Benjamin Mauk was injured in the season opener ... Completed 171 passes in 260 attempts with nine TDs and five interceptions ... Completed a season-high 22 passes against Duke ... Completed 21-of-33 passes against Louisville in the FedEx Orange Bowl for a career-high 271 yards and a touchdown ... Was one of just two freshmen quarterbacks nationally, along with Texas' Colt McCoy, to win 10 games as a starter ... Threw blocks that sprung Deacon rushers for TDs vs. Syracuse, North Carolina and Maryland ... Made the Dean's List.

2005 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season.

Background:
High school teammate of Deacon DT John Russell ... Helped lead the Bolles School to a 14-0 record and a Florida 3A state championship ... Named the Northeast Florida Player of the Year ... Chosen second team all-state at quarterback ... Member of Team USA as part of the NFL Global Junior Championship ... Posted a 28-2 record as a starting quarterback ... Completed 77 percent of his passes for more than 2,300 yards, 31 touchdowns and six interceptions for the Bulldogs ... Broke the state championship game record with 356 passing yards and tied the touchdown record with four before coming out with seven minutes left ... Played three sports including basketball, averaging 13 points per game, and baseball, where he was a pitcher ... Coached by Corky Rodgers ... One of four Bolles School products on the Wake Forest roster.

Personal:
Majoring in business ... Father, Chip, played baseball at Georgia Tech ... Uncle was a quarterback at Vanderbilt ... Parents are Jennifer and Chip Skinner ... Born October 21, 1986 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Hawaii and Miami (Ohio).

 

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