Getting to Know UK Soccer: Tyler Riggs

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In preparation for the 2011 Kentucky men’s soccer season, UKathletics.com is rolling out a series of player questionnaires, allowing fans, friends and family to get an inside look at UK soccer.

The series continues with UK standout sophomore forward Tyler Riggs, who broke onto the UK scene as a true freshman. A native of Louisville, Ky., Riggs led UK in goals in 2010, netting five goals and playing in all 19 games, with 13 starts. Riggs netted three game-tying goals and two game-winning tallies, firing 24 total shots, earning All-Conference USA accolades. 

Getting to Know Tyler Riggs 

What is your favorite thing about Kentucky?

- The supportive atmosphere of the university where I have the ability to get a great degree in Engineering, while at the same time get to play soccer for a highly regarded division I school.

What is your favorite TV show?

- King of Queens
 
Funniest teammate?

- Steven Perinovic
 
Teammate with the dirtiest locker?

- Tyler Beadle
 
Best player you have ever played with or against?

- Joshua Mceathran (Chelsea F.C.)
 
Favorite memory of being a UK student-athlete?

- Scoring my first collegiate goal against EIU in the first game of my freshman season, then signing autographs after the game.  
 
What is your favorite movie?

- The Hangover
 
If you could visit one place, where would it be?

- Jamaica
 
If you could have dinner with one person in the world, who would it be?

- Jennifer Aniston
 
What is something most people don’t know about you?

- I love to play board games
 
If you had to play one sport other then soccer professionally right now, what would it be?
 
- Football (as a kicker)

If you had to pick one meal to eat for the next week, what would it be?

- Chicken Queso Burrito
   
Player on the team with the worst sense of fashion style?

- Coach (Matt) Wilkerson
 
What is your biggest fear?

- Losing a family member