21Gerald Riggs Jr.
|RIGGS JR. PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Gerald Antonio Riggs Jr.
Born: Sept. 28, 1983
Coach at Red Bank High School: Tom Weathers
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Son of Gerald Riggs Sr., who was three-time Pro Bowler and played combined 10 seasons for Falcons and Redskins ... Named "Player to Watch" for 2005 by Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio.
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 31/3
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/3 ... Three 100-yard efforts in last four games, including 182-yard blitz on just 11 carries in SEC title game ... Finished with 1,107 yards to rank fifth in SEC ... Teamed with Cedric Houston to become UT's first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in same season ... Scored winning TD vs. Kentucky with :38 left ... Eclipsed 100-yard mark in six games while sharing starting role ... Ran 16 times for 116 yards vs. Louisiana Tech ... Vols leading rusher at Georgia, gaining 102 yards on 26 carries ... Rushed for 118 yards on 26 carries at Mississippi ... Only seven carries against South Carolina because of hip injury ... Ran for 149 yards on 16 carries at Vanderbilt ... In SEC title game, 80-yard TD run was career-long and second-longest in game's history.
2003 - Games/Starts: 8/0 ... Ankle injury on final rushing attempt against Fresno State caused him to miss next three games ... Back in action against Georgia and had five kickoff returns for 104 yards ... Ran for 51 yards on 13 carries in win at Miss. State ... Led ground attack versus Vanderbilt, netting 44 yards on seven tries.
2002 - Games/ Starts: 10/0 ... Extensive action on special teams ... Gained 49 yards in limited tailback duty ... Two catches for 12 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated top prospect in Tennessee and All-America by PrepStar, Parade, SuperPrep, Tom Lemming, Borderwars.com and Riddell Footwear ... Twice All-State and Mr. Football (Back) ... Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Led Red Bank to 5A state crown over Murfreesboro Riverdale as junior, earning finals MVP ... Rushed for 4,162 yards and 66 TDs last two years ... Also made 225 career tackles ... School had 37-12 record and playoff bids all four years as starter ... 2001 Bobby Dodd National Back of the Year by Atlanta Touchdown Club ... School records for career points (550), rushing yards (6,046), TDs (90), rushes (724), season points (244), rushing yards (2,437), TDs (39), game rushing yards (325) and longest gain (98) ... Clocked 10.6 time in 100M sprint.