Chris Riley
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Chris Riley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wadsworth, Ill.

High School:
Warren Township

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 305

Position:
OL

Experience:
4L

Chris Riley

Biography and Career Highlights

2010: Started all 11 games at right tackle ... helped bolster an offensive line that helped ISU post 4,279 yards on the season, the eighth-best single season mark in school history ... ISU was second-best passing offense in the conference ... helped Ashton Leggett and Erik Smith each rush for over 100 yards and ISU post a season-high 287 yards rushing against No. 14 North Dakota State.

2009: Started all 11 games at left tackle ... vital part of the leading passing offense in the conference at 246.4 yards per game ... helped Cliffton Gordon rush for back-to-back 100+ yard games in victories against Missouri State and Western Illinois ... led the way for redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Brown, who set new freshman records for completions (226) and yards (2,369) on way to being named the MVFC Freshman of the Year.

2008: Started eight of 11 games at left tackle ... an integral part of an Illinois State offensive line that allowed ISU's running game to amass 2,169 rushing yards on the season, the 10th-highest total in school history ... hauled in two tackles on the season.

2007: Saw action in two games, including his first-career start at left tackle at Southern Illinois.

2006: Redshirted.

Warren Township HS: A three-year varsity starter ... a two-star recruit on Rivals.com ... played tight end his sophomore and junior seasons, but moved to offensive tackle for his senior campaign ... also started at defensive end his senior season ... ranked in the top-10 in each testing category for tight ends at the 2005 Ann Arbor Nike Training Camp ... earned all-state honorable mention honors his senior year ... also added all-area and all-conference accolades ... his team qualified for the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 8A State Playoffs three-straight seasons ... coached by Dave Mohapp, who was an assistant coach at ISU from 1988-95.

Data: Born October 25, 1987 in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Bill and Margaret Riley and Susan Riley... middle of three children ... his father, Bill, played basketball at Cardinal Stritch ... former prep teammate of ISU's Matt Mose ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll once ... major: recreation and park administration.






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