I-A College Football
                  === Ex-Gator Riggs headed to Notre Dame ===
 South  Bend, IN  (SportsNetwork.com) - Defensive back Cody Riggs will transfer
 from  Florida to  Notre Dame  for  the 2014  season  and be  eligible to  play
 immediately, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced Wednesday.
 Riggs,  who started 26 games over three seasons with the Gators, will earn his
 degree from Florida in May and join the Notre Dame program the following month
 as a graduate student.
 "Cody Riggs is an outstanding player," said Kelly in a statement. "He played a
 ton  of football at Florida having started at both safety and cornerback. 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."
 The Fort Lauderdale native bounced back from an injury-shortened 2012 campaign
 to start all 12 games at safety for Florida this past season, finishing fourth
 on the team with 51 tackles -- including 6 1/2 for loss -- and 1 1/2 sacks.
 Riggs  also  made 10  starts at  cornerback as  a true  sophomore in 2010, but
 appeared in only two games the following year before suffering a season-ending
 fractured foot.
 02/19 15:49:25 ET

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