Notre Dame has confirmed the upcoming transfer of defensive back Cody Riggs. Riggs adds some versatility to the Notre Dame defensive secondary after playing both safety and defensive back at Florida.
“Cody Riggs is an outstanding player,” said Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly in a release shared by the university. “He played a ton of football at Florida having started at both safety and corner back. Cody definitely brings veteran leadership and versatility to our team and defense.”
Because Riggs is graduating from Florida this spring, he will be eligible to play for Notre Dame this fall under NCAA transfer rules. He is expected to join the Irish over the summer, in June.
“I am very thankful for this opportunity,” said Riggs. “I fully intend to make the most of this opportunity by not only giving my absolute best effort, but also leading by example both on and off the field.
In 40 career games at Florida Riggs started 26 games and was apart of a Florida defense that ranked second in opponent passer rating in 2012 and eighth in 2013. Notre Dame ranked 39th in opponent passer rating in 2013, about 13 points higher than Florida allowed.
Riggs will likely fill in a spot in the secondary left vacant by a graduating Bennett Jackson.