ESPN’s Louis Riddick is one of the most respected and intelligent broadcasters in the NFL and he’ll be coming back to Pittsburgh.
The former Pitt defensive back (1987-90)will be the keynote speaker at Pitt’s season opening kickoff luncheon which takes place on August 24 at Heinz Field.
“Louis Riddick embodies everything great about Pitt football,” said Pat Narduzzi. “He was an outstanding player, highly accomplished student and used his Pitt experience as a launching pad to achieve great success in his life. We are extremely proud to call him a Panther and we’re really honored he could join us at this year’s kickoff luncheon.”
On the field, Riddick started 3 years at Pitt and was named first-team AP All-East honors. Riddick produced in the classroom as well as he was a two-time Academic All-American.
After being drafted by the 49ers in 1991, Riddick went on to play seven seasons for Atlanta, Cleveland and Oakland.
Following his playing days, Riddick has worked in the front office for both Washington and Philadelphia as well as working for ESPN since 2013.
Tickets for the event are on sale at the Pitt ticket office 1-800-643-PITT.