Toreros to welcome 43 incoming recruits when team reports for camp on August 7th
USD: Returns for his second season where he will compete for playing time at running back... Redshirt in 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Cypress High Sschool ran for 1,508 yards and 38 touchdowns while leading his team to a Empire League Championship... In his senior year was named Empire League MVP and to the All CIF First Team... After his junior year was honored with an All CIF First Team selection and made the Empire League First Team... Sophomore year made the Empire League First Team... Also lettered in baseball and track.
PERSONAL: Born December 23, 1993 in San Jose, CA... Parents are John and Susan Rivera... Chose USD over San Diego State, Wofford, Hawaii, and Navy... Volunteers for a Challenger League, which helps children with disabilities play sports... Enjoys watching movies and playing videogames... His uncle, Ron Rivera, played for the Chicago Bears and is currently the head coach of the Carolina Panthers.