Sept. 24, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. -
Former Auburn linebacker Quentin Riggins was one of 12 former Southeastern Conference football players who have been named to the 2009 SEC Football Legends Class.
The Legends will be honored at this year's SEC "Weekend of Champions" which culminates with the SEC Football Championship Game on Sat., Dec. 5 at the Georgia Dome.
Riggins was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for Auburn from 1986-89, earning second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors in both 1988 and 1989. He accumulated 398 tackles (200 solo, 198 assists) during his career, which ranks fifth in Auburn history, while helping the Tigers to SEC titles in 1987, '88 and '89.
Riggins led Auburn in tackles in each of his last two seasons, including a 165-tackle season as a senior that still ranks third-best in school history. He had 23 tackles against Florida that year, which is tied for the third-best single-game mark in Auburn history, earning SEC and Sports Illustrated Defensive Player of the Week honors. He played nine games during his career in which he totaled at least 15 tackles, including three with at least 20.
Riggins currently serves as a sideline reporter for Auburn football games with the Auburn ISP Sports Network.
Other members of the class of 2009 include Alabama's Antonio Langham, Arkansas' Gary Anderson, Florida's Reidel Anthony, Georgia's Matt Stinchcomb, Kentucky's Jim Kovach, LSU's Michael Brooks, Ole Miss' Jimmy Lear, Mississippi State's Billy Stacy, South Carolina's Tommy Suggs, Tennessee's Heath Shuler and Vanderbilt's Jamie Duncan.
The SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will feature the legends from the 12 SEC schools on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the championship game.
For more information on the Legends Dinner, please visit SECsports.com.