Louis Riddick
No. 26, 42, 29, 41
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1969-03-15) March 15, 1969 (age 54)
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Perkasie (PA) Pennridge
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 9 / Pick: 248
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As an executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:172
Sacks:2
Safeties:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Louis Angelo Riddick (born March 15, 1969) is an American football broadcaster and former safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1991 to 1998, His brother, Robb Riddick, was a running back with the Buffalo Bills for eight seasons. His cousins, Will Lewis and Tim Lewis, also played in the NFL and held management positions for professional football teams. He is an analyst for ESPN on their college football coverage alongside Mark Jones and Quint Kessenich, and on the #2 team for their NFL coverage alongside Chris Fowler, Dan Orlovsky, and Laura Rutledge. He was previously part of the lead broadcast team, working alongside Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Lisa Salters.[1]

Playing career

Riddick played college football at Pittsburgh.

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+78 in
(1.88 m)
216 lb
(98 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.72 s 1.68 s 2.76 s 4.09 s 32.5 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft.[3] He also played for the Sacramento Surge, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and Orlando Rage in his playing career.

Post-playing career

After his playing career ended, Riddick became a pro scout for the Washington Redskins for four years before being promoted to Director of Pro Personnel. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as a pro scout in 2008. He was promoted to Director of Pro Personnel on February 3, 2010.[4]

Riddick later joined ESPN as an analyst.[5] In 2020, he became an announcer for ESPN's coverage of Monday Night Football.[6]

In December 2020, various sources reported Riddick was being interviewed for the GM vacancies for both the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions.[7]

In February 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they would be interviewing Riddick for their GM vacancy.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Look: ESPN MNF Crew Wearing A Special Look In Booth Tonight". The Spun. September 21, 2020. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  2. ^ "Louis Riddick, Combine Results, SS - Pittsburgh". nflcombineresults.com. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "1991 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  4. ^ Kent, Bob (February 3, 2010). "Promotions In Player Personnel Staff". Philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Dusty and Cam 1080 interview". KFXX (AM). Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese named as new MNF crew". ESPN.com. ESPN. August 17, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Louis Riddick interviewing for Texans, Lions GM jobs this week". nfl.com. NFL. December 16, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Steelers to interview Louis Riddick for general manager position". NFL.com. Retrieved 2022-02-16.