BYU football rolls past Idaho State

BYU's Riley Nelson (13) runs with the ball for a touchdown during the first half against Idaho State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. 

Those listening to BYU football radio broadcasts this fall will hear a new, but familiar voice.

Former BYU quarterback Riley Nelson will replace longtime game analyst Mark Lyons for the fall season, BYU announced Tuesday.

Lyons retired at the end of the 2018 football season after a 38-year radio broadcast career.

“I could not be more excited about this opp,” Nelson wrote on Twitter after the announcement. “To be able to be part of every game day again and to be a part of sharing the great BYU football moments to come with Cougar Nation!!! Now these 100 days need to go quick so we can get to kickoff!”

Nelson will join the BYU Sports Network radio broadcast team that includes Greg Wrubell, Mitchell Juergens and Jason Shepherd.

“My friend @RileyNelson_ has big broadcast shoes to fill, and as excited as we are to bring Riley on board, we're all going to miss @marclyonsbyu,” Wrubell wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Nelson played quarterback at BYU from 2009 to 2012 after transferring to the university from Utah State.

Stacy has worked as the Online Editor at the Daily Herald since 2007.

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