American football player
University of Tennessee
Gerald riggs jr cfl highlights 21 running back
Gerald Antonio Riggs Jr. (born September 28, 1983) is a former gridiron football running back. He was most recently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Tennessee.
- Gerald riggs jr cfl highlights 21 running back
- Caleb Hampton Training with Gerald Riggs Jr
- Early years
- College career
- Miami Dolphins
- Chicago Bears
- Detroit Lions minicamp
- Toronto Argonauts
Caleb Hampton Training with Gerald Riggs Jr.
Riggs attended Red Bank High School in Red Bank, Tennessee. He helped lead the team to an undefeated season, 15-0, and the school's first state championship in football during the 2000 season. Riggs also won the Tennessee Mr. Football trophy that season. He played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Riggs was one of two different 1,000 plus yard rushers for Tennessee in the 2004 seasib. He and Cedric Houston both had 1,000 plus yards that season. This was the first time in Tennessee football history to have multiple 1,000 yard rushers in a season. Riggs was a preseason All-American in 2005 but he was injured toward the middle of his senior year and did not return to play for the Volunteers.
Riggs entered the 2006 NFL Draft, but was not selected, partly due to concerns about his injury status. After the draft, Riggs signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins. He was released by the team on September 2, re-signed to the practice squad on September 3 and then released again on September 5. He spent the season out of football.
Riggs was signed by the Chicago Bears on February 9, 2007. He was assigned to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa during the offseason. The Bears released him on May 23.
Detroit Lions minicamp
Riggs worked out at a Detroit Lions minicamp in May 2009 but was not signed.
On May 31, 2011, Riggs signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Riggs received 35 rushing attempts during the 2012 CFL season, amassing 220 yards and 1 touchdown. On June 22, 2013 Riggs was released by the Argos.
His father, Gerald Riggs, was a three-time Pro Bowl running back for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. His brother, Cody Riggs, played cornerback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 2015.