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Gerald Riggs, Jr.
No. 21     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
Debuted in 2011 for the Toronto Argonauts
Career history
Roster status: Practice roster
Career highlights and awards
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Gerald Riggs, Jr.
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2007 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
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Gerald Antonio Riggs, Jr. (born September 28, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a football running back for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Tennessee.

He is the son of former Pro Bowl running back Gerald Riggs.

Early years

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

College career

Riggs was one of 2 different 1,000 plus yard rushers for Tennessee in 2004. He and Cedric Houston both had 1,000 plus yards that season. 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.

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

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.

Chicago Bears

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.[1]

Toronto Argonauts

On May 31, 2011, Riggs signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Personal

His father, Gerald Riggs, was a three-time Pro Bowl running back for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. His brother, Cody Riggs, is a cornerback for the Florida Gators

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