August 17, 2011

Getting to know: Colby Riggins

GREELEY, Colo. – In the Northern Colorado football team’s final two-a-day of the season, discipline was the word of the day.

The second definition of discipline on is “activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.” The Bears need discipline both on and off the field to succeed in not only football, but life. The season opener for the team is now just 17 days away and the Bears have just two practices remaining before the start of school on Aug. 22.

To celebrate the quickly approaching 2011 season, each practice prior to school starting will be highlighting a different senior on the roster. Each senior will be asked a series of questions and then those same questions will be asked to a roommate or friend on the team, as well as another player of the same position to test how well they know each other.

Senior defensive back Colby Riggins, from Littleton, has played in 32 of the team’s 34 games during his career. A year ago, he started in the first seven games and ended with 39 tackles for the season. Riggins put together a stretch of five-straight games with at least five tackles in 2010 and tallied a career-best eight against eventual national champion Eastern Washington.

After the second practice of the day, roommate Lee Barbiasz and fellow defensive back Elliott Dorsey were polled to see how well they know Riggins off the field.

Lee Barbiasz

Colby Riggins

Elliott Dorsey


My nickname is: Warrior or CJ

Riggachu and Kong Fu Riggins

Jersey Shore

I can’t believe I watch: Sanford & Son

Bad Girls Club

A jaguar

The animal I resemble is: a jaguar

Pikachu from Pokemon

De Sean Jackson

My sports hero is: Michael Jordan and Deion Sanders

Charles Woodson


I can’t stop listening to: Ace Hood

Ace Hood

Las Vegas

If I could go anywhere, it would be: Europe



I’m dying to: go to the NFL

Go to the NFL

Tim Tebow

The most overrated NFL player is: JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Russell

As a firefighter

In 10 years I see myself: in a different city and rich

As a great family man

Sleep all day

Favorite off day thing to do: sleep

Chill with his girlfriend or sleep


My favorite food is: catfish


The city

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: the big city

His mother

Crazy warrior

Two words teammates use to describe me are: having attitude

Very aggressive

Remember the Titans

My favorite sports movie is: He Got Game

He Got Game

Men’s basketball

My favorite Bears team other than football is: soccer


For the third-straight night, a teammate correctly matched 6-of-15 answers to tie for the season-high as Dorsey doubled up Barbiasz.