|Date of birth:September 20, 1984|
|Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Undrafted in 2007|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers ( 2007– 2008)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Rueben Joseph Riley, Jr. (born September 20, 1984) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Michigan.
Riley was an offensive and defensive lineman at Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids Creston High School is the only Grand Rapids Public School to ever go to the state finals in football (1999). Riley was a sophomore during that season. After Riley's senior year at Creston High, 12 student-athletes from the 2001 Polar Bears football team received scholarships to play football at the college level. In that pool of talent Riley was named the team's MVP.
Riley played college football at the University of Michigan from 2003 to 2006 after redshirting in 2002. In 2004, he started the majority of the year as a left guard. In 2005–2006 he started at right tackle due to many injuries at the position forcing coaches to move Riley. Riley's body type was projecting him as an early round draft pick at guard but the Wolverines needed him to shore up the edge as a tackle his last two years at Michigan.
First stint with PanthersEdit
Riley signed with the Carolina Panthers after being passed over in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was cut on September 1, 2007, but was signed to the team's practice squad. He was re-signed during the 2008 off-season, but was waived on July 23.
On July 26, 2008, Riley was signed by the Miami Dolphins after the team waived offensive tackle Julius Wilson. The move reunited him with Dolphins rookies offensive line mate Jake Long and quarterback Chad Henne. Riley was waived on August 3.
Second stint with PanthersEdit
Riley was re-signed by the Panthers on August 7, 2008, after the team waived offensive tackle Charles Spencer, the same player the Panthers acquired when they waived Riley two weeks earlier. He was waived during final preseason cuts on August 30.
Riley was signed to the Washington Redskins on December 9, 2008.
New York GiantsEdit
Riley was signed to the New York Giants' on December 31, 2009. On January 5, 2010, Riley was signed to a reserved/future contract. He was waived on August 7.
Riley was signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League on September 16, 2010. He reported to the team and was the starting left tackle in the season opener with the Colonials. Four games into the season Riley dislocated his knee.