Former Florida Gators defensive back Cody Riggs will play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish next fall, head coach Brian Kelly announced Wednesday.
Riggs played in 40 career games during his time in Gainesville, recording 107 total tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble.
Kelly said he’s excited for the experience Riggs will bring to the Irish defense:
Cody Riggs is an outstanding player. 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. He will help us immediately but, more importantly, Cody is a great kid with a tremendous focus on both football and academics. His decision to complete his collegiate playing career and pursue a graduate degree at the University of Notre Dame speaks volumes about both our program and University.
While Riggs will be attending Notre Dame in order to earn his graduate degree, some believe that the decision to transfer was brought on by the Gators moving him from corner, his preferred position, to safety.