#6 Theo Riddick
2012 (Senior): Returned to natural position at running back after previously moving to wide receiver in 2010 … played in all 13 games with eight starts … led Notre Dame with 190 carries for 917 yards (4.8 avg.) … added five rushing touchdowns and tallied a team-best 1,287 all-purpose yards … has converted a team-high 51 first downs on the ground, while moving the chains 15 more times on receptions … four 100-yard rushing games were the most among Irish running backs … ranked third on the team with 36 receptions … reception total is the fifth-most for a running back in single-season school history … carried the ball 19 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns against Navy (Sept. 1) … 15 rushes for 53 yards and four receptions for 44 yards at home against Purdue (Sept. 8) … had 17 carries for 52 yards, including 11 attempts that totaled 40 yards on the final two drives, in the win over Michigan (Sept. 22) … chipped in a team-high five receptions for 32 yards against the Wolverines … ran five times for 21 yards and a touchdown against Miami (Oct. 6) … racked up 83 all-purpose yards on 15 touches in the overtime victory against Stanford (Oct. 13) … career-high 143 yards on 15 carries in the home triumph over BYU (Oct. 20) … ran the ball 19 times for 74 yards and a score at Oklahoma (Oct. 27) … caught his first touchdown of the season against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … gained 120 all-purpose yards on a career-high 26 touches (22 rushes, four catches) against the Panthers … 18 carries for 104 yards at Boston College (Nov. 10) … broke out with a 146-yard effort on 20 carries (7.3 avg.) in the season finale at USC (Nov. 24), scoring the game[apos]s first touchdown … the career-best 146 yards on the ground were the second-most for a Notre Dame running back in 2012 (Cierre Wood, 150 yards on 11 carries, Nov. 17 against Wake Forest) … rushed for 37 yards (on 10 carries) and hauled in a six-yard touchdown catch in the BCS title game against Alabama.
2011 (JUNIOR): 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).
2010 (SOPHOMORE): 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[apos]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
2009 (FRESHMAN): 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.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 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.
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