Theo Riddick
RB #41
Notre Dame

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

Career Stats
TOTAL 9 25 2.8 7 1 4 26 6.5 8 0 0 0
2013 DET 14 0 9 25 2.8 7 1 4 26 6.5 8 0 -- --

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Second-year running back who brings excellent quickness, balance and ability to create in space to the Lions’ revamped rushing attack.


  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Second-year running back who brings excellent quickness, balance and ability to create in space to the Lions’ revamped rushing attack.

2013: Saw action in 14 games in his rookie campaign, highlighted by his go-ahead rushing touchdown vs. New York Giants (12/22) in Week 17. Totaled nine rushes for 25 yards and one touchdown, four receptions for 26 yards, one kick return for 12 yards and seven solo special teams tackles.

  • Saw action on primarily on special teams in Week 1 vs. Minnesota (9/8) and in Week 2 at Arizona (9/15).
  • Caught one pass for eight yards in his first action at running back in Week 3 at Washington (9/22).
  • Inactive in Week 6 at Cleveland (10/13) and Week 7 vs. Cincinnati (10/20).
  • Carried the ball once for seven yards and caught one pass for one yard in Week 8 vs. Dallas (10/27).
  • Posted three special teams tackles in Week 10 at Chicago (11/10).
  • Had a special teams tackle and tipped a punt in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/24).
  • Caught one pass for five yards in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (11/28).
  • Had four carries for 12 yards, one kick return for 12 yards and one special teams tackle in Week 14 at Philadelphia (12/8).
  • Recorded one reception for six yards and one special teams tackle in Week 15 vs. Baltimore (12/16).
  • Scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard rush in Week 16 vs. New York Giants (12/22).
  • Had one special teams tackle in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/29).

A multi-dimensional weapon at running back, slot receiver and kick returner in his four years with the Fighting Irish offense, Riddick played in 45 games (26 starts), including nine at tailback and 17 at slot receiver. Finished his career with 224 carries for 1,169 yards (4.79 avg) and five touchdowns, as well as 120 receptions for 1,263 yards (10.53 avg) at 10 touchdowns.

  • Also returned 47 kickoffs for 1,051 yards (22.36 avg).
  • Altogether, touched the ball 414 times for a combined total of 3,482 all-purpose yards (77.38 per game) in his career.

2012: Received All-American Honorable Mention and All-Major Independent First Team honors from The NFL Draft Report and was given the Notre Dame Count on Me Award. Appeared in all 13 games (eight starts) and led Notre Dame with 917 rushing yards on 190 carries (4.83 avg) and five touchdowns, while finishing third on the squad with 36 receptions for 370 yards (10.28 avg) and two touchdowns.

  • Registered four 100-yard rushing games and posted five games with at least 100 all-purpose yards. Rushed for a team-high 50 first downs on the season.
  • Carried the ball 19 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener vs. Navy.
  • Posted a season-best five receptions for 32 yards and carried the ball 17 times for 52 yards vs. Michigan.
  • Amassed 120 all-purpose yards on 18 attempts and 56 receiving yards on four receptions against Boston College.
  • Had 20 carries for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown and added 33 receiving yards on three catches against Southern California.

2011: Started nine of the 11 games he played in as a slot receiver before to returning to tailback at the end of the regular season. Finished third on the team with 38 receptions for 436 yards (11.47 avg) and three touchdowns, while also rushing 14 times for 63 yards (4.50 avg). Also returned eight kickoffs for 166 yards (20.75 avg).

  • Caught six passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns at Michigan, including a 29-yard score.
  • Posted season highs with eight catches and 83 receiving yards and one touchdown vs. Air Force.
  • Carried the ball eight times for 36 yards and caught two passes for seven yards vs. Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl.

2010: Played in nine games for the Irish, starting eight contests at slot receiver. Finished second on the team with 40 receptions for 414 yards (10.35 avg) and three touchdowns. Registered four catches of 20 yards or more, with 22 of his 40 receptions resulting in a touchdown or first down.

  • Posted a career-high 10 receptions for 128 yards vs. Michigan State for his first 100-yard receiving game of his career.
  • Recorded a touchdown in three consecutive games (vs. Michigan State, vs. Stanford and vs. Boston College).
  • Had nine catches for 69 yards and a touchdown at Boston College and collected seven receptions for 75 yards vs. Pittsburgh.

2009: Appeared in all 12 contests for the Irish, serving as the primary returner on kickoffs. Earned his first career start in the Irish’s final game of the season vs. Stanford. Totaled 849 yards on 37 kickoff returns (22.95 avg), the most kickoff-return yards in a single-season in Notre Dame history (Armando Allen, 704 in 2007).

  • Carried the ball five times for 19 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Nevada.
  • Set season highs with nine rushes for 51 yards and three catches for 24 yards vs. Washington State.
  • Totaled 155 all-purpose yards in the season finale at Stanford.

Attended Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.) High School where he played football for head coach Pierce Frauenheim as a standout running back, receiver, defensive back and return specialist. Led the Spartans to a perfect 12-0 record on their way to capturing a state title during his sophomore season in 2006.

  • Closed his prep career with 4,042 rushing yards and 52 touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions and six pass breakups.
  • Son of Celeste Bell.

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