RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Brendon Riddick quarterbacked Hermitage to the state championship game his senior season, and was named the All-Metro offensive player of the year. Now he's in college, playing a different position, but still finding the same success.
Riddick has become the most explosive running back for Norfolk State in his redshirt freshman season. In just his second collegiate game, he ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans victory over Liberty.
For his efforts, Riddick was named the MEAC offensive player of the week.
The former Panther is leading an offense that struggled to run the ball last year, and had to lean on short passes to move the ball down the field. Now with an improved running game, the Spartan offense has opened up, to great results.
Riddick is 11th in the FCS in rushing, and tops among freshmen.