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Quentin Riggins
Date of birth: (1966-04-14) April 14, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Montgomery, Alabama
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB
High school: Montgomery (AL) Robert E. Lee
Organizations
Career highlights and awards

Quentin Riggins (born April 14, 1966) is a former American football linebacker who played one season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Auburn University and attended Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He was also a member of the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks of the World League of American Football (WLAF).

Early yearsEdit

Riggins played high school football for the Robert E. Lee High School Generals. He was initially a tailback before converted to linebacker. He helped the Generals reach the quarterfinals his senior season before losing to eventual state champion Northview. Riggins earned all-state honors while also playing fullback and handling kickoff duties for the Generals.[1]

College careerEdit

Riggins played for the Auburn Tigers from 1986 to 1989. He was team captain his senior year in 1989 and helped the Tigers win three consecutive SEC championships his final three seasons.[1] He earned second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors in 1988 and 1989. Riggins also recorded totals of 398 tackles (200 solo, 198 assists) during his college career. He was named to the SEC Football Legends Class of 2009.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Riggins signed with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in June 1990.[3] He played for the Blue Bombers during the 1990 season, winning the 78th Grey Cup.[1] He played for the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks of the WLAF in 1991.[1]

Broadcasting careerEdit

Riggins has covered Auburn Tigers football on the radio as a sideline reporter for the Auburn IMG Sports Network since 1991.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Riggins has been vice president of government relations for Alabama Power since 2011.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gayle, Tim (October 3, 2014). "Former Lee, AU linebacker put teams on winning track". montgomeryadvertiser.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150512172055/http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/auburn/2014/10/03/former-lee-au-linebacker-winning-track/16666627/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. "QUENTIN RIGGINS NAMED TO SEC'S 2009 FOOTBALL LEGENDS CLASS". auburntigers.com. September 24, 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150512172051/http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092409aaa.html. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. "Quentin Riggins". cflapedia.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150512171440/http://www.cflapedia.com/Players/r/riggins_quentin.htm. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  4. "Radio Broadcast Crew". auburntigers.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150811004548/http://www.auburntigers.com/multimedia/aub-10-crew.html. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  5. Allen, Kim (August 31, 2011). "Former Auburn Star Quentin Riggins Has New Job". Associated Press. wtvy.com. Archived from the original on August 11, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150811004833/http://www.wtvy.com/sports/headlines/Former_Auburn_Star_Quentin_Riggins_Has_New_Job_128826763.html. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  6. Alexander, Alan (November 20, 2014). "From shoulder pads to suits: Auburn's Quentin Riggins". bizjournals.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150512172034/http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2014/11/20/from-shoulder-pads-to-suits-auburns-quintin.html?page=all. Retrieved May 12, 2015.

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