There has been no “sophomore slump” for University of New Mexico football player Syaire Riley. After seeing action in all seven games in the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, the 6-0, 233-pound linebacker has played in all five of the Lobos’ games this fall, recording 22 tackles (nine solo, 13 assisted), including three for losses, and one pass deflection.
Majoring in communications and journalism, Riley’s older brother Syr is a redshirt junior offensive lineman at Washington State and his younger brother Savyour is a junior defensive back at Palisades High.
Sy was a three-year varsity player under Coach Tim Hyde at Palisades High, leading the team with 118 tackles (55 solo), three forced fumbles and one interception as a senior and earning Team MVP honors. He also won the Post Cup Award as the school’s outstanding senior athlete.
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