BYU football: Cougar QBs continue to impress

by | Apr. 02, 2010

Saints & Sports

Prior to BYU's spring practice session Thursday, quarterbacks Riley Nelson and James Lark decided to trade jerseys.

So Nelson donned No. 3 and Lark put on No. 13, as part of a low-key April Fool's stunt.

"James and I couldn't think of anything elaborate," said Nelson, who throws left-handed. "We just switched them for fun. I was warming up right-handed trying to fool the cameras."

Toward the end of practice, during a two-minute drill, Nelson led the offense on a drive that resulted in a 16-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end Devin Mahina.

It marked the first time Nelson had been able to engineer a TD drive during a two-minute situation this spring — no foolin'.

"It felt really good," he said. "I hadn't been able to complete the objective yet in the two-minute drill, so to be able to do that was really good."

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