(Entering 2012): One of quickest and most exciting players on Irish roster ... returned to his original position of running back at end of 2011 following injury to Jonas Gray ... opens 2012 as a running back but will also play out of slot wide receiver position ... moved to wide receiver as a sophomore in 2010 after playing in every game during freshman season as reserve running back and kickoff returner ... missed four games in 2010 with foot injury ... has played in 32 career games and started 18, 17 in last two years ... has 84 career catches for 893 yards and six touchdowns ... has added 54 career rushes for 252 yards, good for a 4.7 per-carry average ... has returned 47 kickoffs and averaged 22.4 yards per return ... broke Armando Allen's school record with 849 kickoff return yards in 2009.
Riddick (143 yards) ran for more yards against BYU than any other running back this season. His 143 yards are the most by a Cougar opponent since John White of Utah had 174 on Sept. 17, 2011. Senior RB Cierre Wood (114 yards) also ran for more yards against BYU than any other running back this season.
Riddick and senior RB Cierre Wood each had 100-yard rushing games against BYU on Oct. 20. It marked the second time this season (Wood and sophomore RB George Atkinson III did it against Miami on Oct. 6) that a pair of Notre Dame running backs had 100-plus yards rushing in the same game. Prior to 2012, the Irish had not had a pair of running backs reach the century mark in the same game since 2002.
Played in 11 games during the season, starting the first nine before missing two with injury ... proved to be a reliable No. 2 wide receiver, hauling in 38 catches for 436 yards and three TDs ... ranked third on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs behind Michael Floyd and Tyler Eifert ... had eight games with two or more catches ... produced six games with 50 or more yards receiving ... recorded six receptions for 62 yards and two touchdowns at Michigan (Sept. 17), including 29-yard grab late in the fourth quarter to give Irish a 31-28 lead ... collected six more catches (52 yards) in the victory at Pittsburgh (Sept. 24) ... notched season-highs of eight catches and 83 yards with a TD in a victory over Air Force (Oct. 8) ... had a pair of catches for 67 yards against Stanford (Nov. 26) ... carried the ball eight times for 36 yards and hauled in two passes for seven yards against Florida State (Dec. 29).
Played in nine games for the Irish, starting eight ... missed four games (Navy, Tulsa, Utah and Army) with a foot injury ... still ranked second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns (tied) ... recorded 40 catches for 414 yards and three TDs ... added 11 rushes for 29 yards and two kickoff returns for 36 yards ... registered four catches of 20 yards or more ... 22 of 40 receptions resulted in a TD or first down ... five of seven receptions on third down plays resulted in a TD or first down ... started out Irish career as a running back, but Brian Kelly liked the idea of moving Riddick to the slot in his spread offense ... managed just four catches for 52 yards against Purdue and Michigan, but found his form over a four-game stretch against Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College and Pittsburgh ... totaled 33 receptions for 343 yards and three TDs (all team highs over the four-game stretch) ... recorded a game-high and career-high 10 catches for 128 yards against Michigan State ... also grabbed a 15-yard TD pass from Dayne Crist versus the Spartans ... registered his first career 100-yard receiving game against Michigan State ... posted two grabs for 42 yards on Notre Dame's opening scoring drive of the second half (on 18- and 24-yard grabs) ... his 10 receptions against the Spartans were tied for the ninth most in single-game school history ... his output was tied for the third most ever by an Irish sophomore wideout ... Michael Floyd also hauled in 10 catches against Navy on Nov. 7, 2009 and Jim Seymour, who was a first-year player, but a sophomore eligibility wise, has the two highest outputs (13 and 11 catches in 1966) ... registered a TD catch in three consecutive weeks (Michigan State, Stanford and Boston College) ... recorded seven catches for 71 yards and a TD versus Stanford ... added nine more catches (69 yards) and a TD in the victory at Boston College ... collected seven receptions over 75 yards against Pittsburgh ... managed just one catch against Western Michigan before he was sidelined by an injury ... returned to the field against USC and had one catch for six yards ... managed only one reception for two yards in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.), but rushed for 32 yards on eight carries (both season highs) ... totaled 490 snaps on offense, third most of any Irish wide receive
Appeared in all 12 contests for Irish, serving as primary return man on kickoffs and as reserve running back ... earned first start of career in final game of season against Stanford ... tallied 849 kickoff return yards on 37 returns, most kickoff return yards in single season in Irish history (Armando Allen - 704 in 2007) ... rushed five times for 19 yards in opener against Nevada ... averaged season-best 26.8 yards on four kickoff returns against Michigan State ... set season highs with nine rushes for 51 yards and three receptions for 24 yards against Washington State ... averaged 7.0 yards on five rushes against Navy and added one 16-yard reception ... totaled 155 all-purpose yards in season finale at Stanford behind 35 rushing yards, minus-two receiving yards and 122 kickoff return yards ... logged 14:01 of playing time and made 60 special-teams appearances.
Ranked 82nd in Offense-Defense Top 100 ... member of Rivals250, ranking 242nd overall ... 241st overall player in country according to Scout.com ... named SuperPrep All-American, rating him as 23rd-best running back nationally ... SuperPrep ranks him as seventh best player in New Jersey 35 ... first-team all state performer senior year at Immaculata High School ... selected third-team all-state running back during junior season by Newark Star-Ledger ... Star-Ledger named him to first-team non-public school all-state squad after junior season ...named second-team all-state performer as defensive back during sophomore campaign by Associated Press and Newark Star-Ledger ... as junior carried 159 times for 1,192 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense and added 17 tackles on defense ... tallied 1,352 yards and 23 TDs on 172 carries during sophomore season ... added 13 catches for 157 yards offensively and five interceptions as safety on defense in 2006 sophomore season ... ran for 217 yards in 2006 state championship game, leading his team to victory and perfect 12-0 season ... added three TDs and an interception in the end zone with 57 seconds left to preserve victory in state championship ... rushed for 4,042 yards and 52 TDs during high school career ... ranked second in New Jersey preseason top 30 according to Rivals.com and fourth in its postseason rankings ... played for head coach Pierce Frauenheim at Immaculata High School.
Son of Celeste Bell ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.