Louis Riddick Biography

Louis Riddick, a former American football player and sports analyst, has made a name for himself in the world of football. With a successful career in the National Football League (NFL) playing for various teams, including the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, Riddick’s passion for the sport has never wavered. After retiring from playing, he transitioned into a role as a Pro Scout and Director of Pro Personnel for the Washington Redskins and later the Philadelphia Eagles. Riddick’s expertise and knowledge have made him a sought-after football analyst, regularly appearing on ESPN’s popular shows such as NFL Live and Sunday NFL Countdown. His contributions to the field have solidified his reputation as one of the most respected sports analysts on television.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Louis Angelo Riddick
  • Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males
  • Family: siblings: Robb Riddick
  • Black Sportspersons
  • American Football Players
  • Height: 6’2″ (188 cm), 6’2″ Males
  • Grouping of People: Black American Football Player
  • U.S. State: Pennsylvania, African-American From Pennsylvania
  • More Facts
  • Education: University Of Pittsburgh

Childhood & Early Life

Louis Angelo Riddick was born on March 15, 1969, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA. He was raised in Quakertown, along with his younger brother Robb Riddick. He attended ‘Pennridge School District’ at Perkasie where he became part of his school football team.

While studying at ‘Pennridge School District,’ Riddick was honored by ‘Parade’ magazine by including him in its list of ‘Parade High School All-Americans.’ He was also included in ‘USA Today’ publication’s ‘All-USA High School Football Team.’ Apart from being an important player, he also served as the captain of his team during his senior year.

After graduating from high school, he was enrolled at the ‘University of Pittsburgh’ where he was a four-year letterman, playing for his college team ‘The Pittsburgh Panthers.’ He graduated from ‘University of Pittsburgh’ with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.


In 1991, Louis Riddick made himself available for the ‘NFL’ draft. Subsequently, he was drafted by the popular ‘NFL’ team ‘San Francisco 49ers’ as the 248th pick in the ninth round of the draft. In 1992, he joined the professional American football team ‘Sacramento Surge.’ In the same year, he was signed by the Atlanta-based ‘NFL’ team ‘Atlanta Falcons.’

In 1993, he was signed by the popular Cleveland-based ‘NFL’ team ‘Cleveland Browns.’ He played for the ‘Browns’ from 1993 to 1995, before rejoining ‘Atlanta Falcons’ in 1996. He then played for the ‘Falcons’ for the next two years.

In 1998, he was signed by ‘The Oakland Raiders.’ By the end of his ‘NFL’ career, Riddick had represented four teams across seven ‘NFL’ seasons. In 2001, he joined ‘Orlando Rage’ which competed in a professional football league called ‘XFL.’

After announcing retirement from professional football, Riddick joined the Washington metropolitan area-based ‘NFL’ team ‘Washington Redskins’ as a Pro Scout in 2001. After serving as a Pro Scout for four years, he became the Director of Pro Personnel for ‘Washington Redskins.’

He served as the Director of Pro Personnel for ‘Washington Redskins’ from 2005 to 2007, before joining ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ as Pro Scout in 2008. In 2009, he became the Assistant Director of Pro Personnel for ‘Philadelphia Eagles.’ On February 3, 2010, he was promoted to Director of Pro Personnel, a position which he held until 2013.

In 2013, he joined the popular television network ‘ESPN’ as a football analyst. Soon after joining ‘ESPN,’ Riddick started appearing on the network’s prominent shows, such as ‘NFL Live,’ ‘Sunday NFL Countdown,’ and ‘Monday Night Countdown.’ As part of his job, he also shares his opinion, insights, and thoughts on halftime and postgame shows during ‘Monday Night Football,’ which is part of the ‘National Football League.’

Louis Riddick is also known for sharing his views on ‘ESPN Radio’ and popular shows like ‘SportsCenter’ and ‘Get Up!’ Over the years, Riddick has been a major contributor to ESPN’s coverage of ‘Super Bowl,’ ‘NFL Scouting Combine,’ and ‘NFL Draft.’

From 2014 to 2017, he was part of the popular sports-talk show ‘Mike & Mike.’ Hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, the show was aired on ‘ESPN’ networks. In 2017, he appeared as NFL Front Office Insider in TV series, such as ‘NFL Insiders’ and ‘The Ryen Russillo Show.’ From 2017 to 2018, he was seen as NFL Front Office Insider in a TV series titled ‘Golic and Wingo.’

Riddick has appeared as NFL Front Office Insider in many other shows, such as ‘ESPN First Take,’ ‘NFL Live,’ ‘The Stephen A. Smith Show,’ and ‘The Will Cain Show.’ In 2018, he was seen in a TV special titled ‘2018 NFL Pro Bowl.’

Family & Personal Life

Though Riddick hardly speaks about his family members, he had revealed in one of his interviews that his father passed away at the age of 65. He also thanked his parents for supporting him throughout his playing career.

Louis Riddick has a younger brother named Robb Riddick who is a retired ‘NFL’ star. Robb played for the popular ‘NFL’ team ‘Buffalo Bills’ from 1981 to 1989. His cousins, Tim Lewis and Will Lewis, are former ‘NFL’ players. They currently manage professional football teams.

Riddick is active on social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter. His Twitter page, which was created on July 8, 2013, has managed to accumulate more than 190,000 followers. His Instagram account, where he posts interesting pictures and videos depicting his professional life, has gathered more than 40,000 followers. He currently lives in the United States of America, along with his wife and children.

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