Riggs, Hendrix set to join forces in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Eric Hansen
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame cornerback Cody Riggs has accepted an invitation to play at the NFLPA Bowl in Carson, Calif.. next Saturday, Jan. 17 (4 p.m. EST; ESPN2).

The game is a showcase for NFL Draft hopefuls. Practice sessions will be televised Thursday and Friday on ESPNU.

Riggs will team with former Notre Dame quarterback Andrew Hendrix on the National team, which will be coached by Mike Martz, a former NFL head coach with the St. Louis Rams who served as the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator in the 2010-11 seasons.

After transferring from ND, Hendrix finished his career at Miami of Ohio, starting all 12 games for the RedHawks in 2014. He threw for 3280 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran for 329 yards on 157 carries with six rushing TDs.

Riggs finished his career at ND in 2014 as a grad school-style transfer after graduating from Florida. He started 11 games for the Irish, missing two because of a foot injury. He recorded 36 tackles with one interception and a forced fumble.

Notre Dame cornerback Cody Riggs celebrates after the Irish forced a turnover on a field goal attempt by LSU during the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30. Riggs will play next Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)