Austin Riggs
Deep Snapper 84
230 lbs.
Last School
Eagle High School
Roster Years

BYU Highlights

  • Named to 2023 Patrick Mannelly Award watch list
  • Has played in 21 games for the Cougars (2020-21), primarily as the punt team's long snapper
  • Helped BYU rank No. 14 nationally and No. 1 among independents in net punting (42.9 yards) in 2021
  • See "Year" tab for more information


  • Major: Communications
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (2018-20)
  • Fluent in Ndeble, Xhosa and Sona
  • Parents are Colleen and Duane
  • Father, Duane, played football at BYU
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Started an equine therapy nonprofit, Edward's Hands, with teammate Tyler Batty

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Eagle High School as a defensive end and long snapper
  • Honor Roll member
  • Member of the 2017 region championship team 
  • Named 2018 all-state defensive end
  • Invited to the Top 12 long snapping camp
  • Also recruited by Washington, Utah, Boise State and Stanford
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2021

  • Played in all 13 games to help BYU achieve a 10-3 season and No. 19 final ranking
  • Served as the team's punt snapper in every game and also earned starting snapper duties for field goals and PATs over the final five games of the season
  • Delivered consistently on-target deep snaps on 39 punts over the season as well as all of his PAT and field goal snaps
  • Helped BYU rank No. 14 nationally and No. 1 among Independents in net punting (42.9)
  • Proved a key partner with punter Ryan Rehkow to give BYU a field-position weapon, as Rehkow punted at an average of 48.7 yards per punt
  • One of 26 players on the team to see action in each game
Sophmore Year 2022

  • Played in seven games
Junior Year 2023

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Freshman 2020

  • Played in eight games overall in his first season with BYU, helping the Cougars go 11-1 and finish No. 11 in the final national rankings in 2020
  • Earned starting deep snapper duties against Texas State in BYU's sixth game of the year and continued in that role on BYU's punt team the remainder of the season
  • Rated the eighth-best long snapper in the nation by 247Sports
  • Tallied two tackles on punt coverage
  • Austin Riggs 2023 Patrick Mannelly Award

    Austin Riggs 2023 Patrick Mannelly Award