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Report: Steelers to Interview Former Pitt DB Louis Riddick for GM Position



Pitt alumni Louis Riddick.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will interview current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and former Pitt Panther defensive back Louis Riddick for their vacant general manager position according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Riddick, 52, is a Quakertown, Pa. native that played college football at Pitt before spending seven seasons in the NFL as a safety with the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.

After his playing career, Riddick started in 2001 as a pro scout for the Washington Redskins for four seasons before earning promotion to become director of pro personnel.

Riddick moved on from this role after three seasons and joined the Philadelphia Eagles organization in 2008. With the Eagles, he spent one season as a scout, one season as assistant director of pro personnel and then promoted to director of pro personnel.

He spent four years in that position with the Eagles before joining ESPN and making appearances across various football programming on the network. Riddick most recently joined the Monday Night Football crew as a color commentator, where he served for the past two seasons.

Riddick joins a list of candidates for the Steelers general manager position, including internal candidates Brandon Hunt and Omar Khan, and external candidates Ryan Cowden, Ed Dobbs and JoJo Wooden.

Riddick was previously interviewed by the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans last offseason for their vacant general manager positions.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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