Since Louis Riddick worked for ESPN as an NFL front officer insider, the former football star has become a well-known name in sports reporting. Even after retiring from an active football career, he has remained true to the game he loves so much; his objective insights and the quality of his work have satisfied sports viewers around the world.
Louis Riddick’s Biography
Louis Riddick was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, on March 14, 1969, the son of his parents, where he also grew up with his brother Robb Riddick. His family was popular for their involvement in football games – Robb, who is twelve years younger than Louis, is a retired NFL star who took the beating for the Buffalo Bills from 1981 to 1989. The Riddick family also includes two former football players known as Tim and Lewis. The two are cousins of Louis.
The ESPN employee has not talked much about his family in public, but he once told that he lost his father at the age of 65 and that his parents were his biggest supporters. According to him, they did not express any concern about his career choice.
Riddick completed his high school education in Perkasie (PA) Pennridge and later went to the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. At Pennridge, Louis was a USA Today and Parade Magazine All-American and was a senior team captain, a two-time All-America academic, and a four-year letter writer while in college.
The Quakertown-born athlete joined the NFL in 1991 when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers as 248th in the ninth round of this year’s draft. He then played seven seasons as a safety in the league. Throughout his career he represented the Atlanta Falcons from 1992 to 1996, the Oakland Raiders in 1998, and the Cleveland Browns from 1993 to 1995, scoring a total of 172 tackles and two sacks.
After his retirement, Riddick was hired as a pro scout for the Washington Reskins American football team, where he served for four years and was then promoted to Director of Pro Personnel in 2005. Later, the former NFL player was hired as a pro scout by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008, whereupon he was promoted to Director of Pro Personnel on February 3, 2010. He worked with the 2010 and 2013 Eagles.
Louis’s next stop was at ESPN, where he got a job as a football analyst in May 2013. Since working with the Mega network, he has proven to be one of the most respected NFL voices in sports television. He is responsible for providing analysis of ESPN’s typical NFL programs such as NFL Live, Monday Night Countdown, and Sunday NFL Countdown.
His job also guarantees him the freedom to travel to the site of the weekly Monday Night Football game to share his opinions, insights, and thoughts with Suzy Kolber and Steve Young at halftime and after the game.
The highly sought-after media staff also comments on ESPN radio, the ESPN morning show Get Up! and the SportsCenter. Riddick stands out as ESPN’s most important contribution to the NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, and ESPN’s coverage of Super Bowl week. Among the channel’s notable appearances is his appearance on ESPN’s main set, which he first joined in 2015 when he recorded his NFL Draft television and joined the channel’s main set for the first round. In 2016, he was part of ESPN’s main set for the major sporting events mentioned above and was also on the crew that covered the NFL Draft on ESPN radio (Laps 2-3 in 2015 and Laps 1-3 in 2014).
Married, Family, Wife, Kids
Louis Riddick is blessed with a lovely and happy family consisting of his wife and two wonderful children. While he cannot yet talk in detail about when he got married, who his wife and children are, where they come from and where they earn their living, reliable sources have revealed that the former footballer is the father of two children – a son (born in 2000) and a daughter. From 2017 his son will be in elementary school and his daughter in college.
The former safety footballer, who in his active years wore the jersey numbers 26, 42, 29, 41, stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inch, which is proportional to 1.88 meters.