2007 All Star West
5’7″ 165 lbs.
High School Coach: Pat Collins
High School: Montague, C
College: Hope College
Riley first starting playing football his freshman year. His mom got him started in soccer when he was five years old and he instantly fell in love with it. Riley had made it to the premier level in soccer and won Division I and Division II championships with the West Michigan Fire traveling premier team. He was able to try football when the soccer season was moved to the spring so freshman could play for their high school teams. Along with much encouragement from friends and family, he decided this was the perfect opportunity to try football. He doesn’t play soccer anymore. Riley had four great years of football at Montague. He was pulled up to varsity his sophomore year and was the leading rusher for his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He also made it to two semi-final playoff games and broke the school record for rushing yards with 2,154 his senior year.
Over the years, Riley participated in several sports. Among the biggest commitments, other than football, were soccer and track in both of which he excelled.
Riley said, “I wouldn’t be where I am without the great support from my family, friends, and community. This whole town has made my football experience amazing, an experience I’m blessed to have, and one that will stay with me for the rest of my days. This game, my friends, my community, and my family, have left me with great memories to fall back to, and for that I sincerely thank you.”
West Michigan Conference Kicking Specialist, 04 & 05
WMC Running Back, 2004 & 2006
WMC Honorable Mention Running Back, 2005
All Area 1st Team Running Back, Muskegon Chronicle, 2005 & 2006
All State 1st Team Running Back, Detroit Free Press, 2006
All State Academic Honorable Mention, Detroit Free Press, 2006