Riley Skinner (born October 21, 1986) is the current starting quarterback for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team, coached by Jim Grobe. He played high school football and basketball for The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. Skinner stepped in for the injured Wake Forest QB Ben Mauk after Mauk injured his arm in the first game of the 2006 season against Syracuse. Riley proceeded to lead the Demon Deacons to a 10-2 regular season and the championship of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He won 2nd-team all-conference honors as a redshirt freshman. Riley and the Demon Deacons won the 2006 ACC Championship game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 9-6, giving the program its first conference championship since 1970. Riley also played well in the Orange Bowl, but the Deacons fell to Louisville 24-13. Riley threw for 2,051 yards and 9 TDs and recorded one 19-yard TD reception from wide receiver Nate Morton.
Riley was named the 2006 ACC Rookie of the Year after leading the league in passing efficiency, and he started 12 games for Wake Forest during the 2007 season, setting an ACC record for completion percentage in a season. In the 2009 season he broke the school record for touchdowns in a career vs North Carolina State with 45 touchdowns. The previous record was 44 that was held by former Wake QB's Brian Kuklick& Gary Schofield, Riley throw for three thouchdowns in the game agianst NC State. In the same season he broke the school record for most completions in a career with 677 agianst Stanford, passing Brian Kuklick.