Isaac Lorton | September 28, 2014 | The Observer
A fiery red-headed boy, dressed in Notre Dame gear ran up to Cody Riggs outside the Main Building on Wednesday afternoon and yelled, “High five!” With his hand extended above his head, he leapt to meet the hand of the chuckling graduate student cornerback.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Riggs said. “So many young fans here at the games, especially when you go through the [player] walk. [There are] a lot of little kids and a lot of really loyal fans here. They have been a part of this community for a long time, and it’s a great fan tradition.”
The graduate student himself was once that little kid, coming to Notre Dame to watch his uncle, former Irish receiver Bobby Brown, play in Notre Dame Stadium against Michigan State in 1997. Since then, Riggs has had no issue fitting into the Irish defense or the Notre Dame community, despite his four years at a different university.