Blue and Gold Illustrated

April 2014 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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BY DAN MURPHY N ot lon g after N otre Dame's 23-man class had been secured on Na- tional Signing Day, rum- blings of one more roster addition, a far more expe- rienced player, started to make their way through the halls of the Irish foot- ball complex. Two weeks later, fifth-year senior Cody Riggs officially joined the team. Riggs comes to Notre Dame after spending four years with the Florida Ga- tors. During the last three years, he was a regular con- tributor in the defensive backfield and on special teams. He started 26 games, compiled 107 tackles (nine for loss) and grabbed one interception for the Gators, first as a cornerback before moving to the safety posi- tion last year to help fill a gap in the Florida second- ary. There are fewer gaps to fill in Notre Dame's UNDER THE DOME THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE Notre Dame adds an experienced transfer at cornerback after National Signing Day Versatile defensive back Cody Riggs started 26 games, made 107 tackles (nine for loss) and intercepted one pass for the Florida Gators over the past four years. PHOTO COURTESY FLORIDA

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