Riggs to be honored

Tennessee running back Gerald Riggs, Jr. will be honored by the Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) as a ''Player to Watch'' for 2005. The award will be presented Feb. 5, at the club's 50th annual awards banquet.

Riggs, a junior from Chattanooga, was an integral part of the Vols' offense this past season as he led the team in rushing with 1,107 yards on 193 attempts. While average 85.2 yards per game, he was second on the team in rushing touchdowns with six behind Cedric Houston who had eight. Riggs also had 37 yards receiving, as well as 92 yards on kick returns.

He finished the year as an Associated Press honorable mention All-SEC performer. Condredge Holloway, assistant athletics director for player relations will accompany Riggs to the event.

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