Rivers is a renaissance man whose talents and achievements have spanned many different disciplines. He’s a former NFL running back, a media personality, a business owner, an author and a motivational speaker, master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
Reggie was a four-time All-American football player at Texas State University, whose excellent performance on the field was matched by his excellent performance in the classroom. During his collegiate career, he was a Southland Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year (1990), named the top newspaper journalism intern in the State of Texas (1987), and was named the Lyndon Baines Johnson Outstanding Senior Student (1991).
He entered the NFL as a classic underdog—an undrafted rookie free agent and a longshot to make a team. But he managed to win a roster spot with the Denver Broncos and stayed with the team for six seasons.
Along the way, he established himself as an upstanding citizen in the community, a talented commentator in the media and an absolute hustler on the field. He made Pro Football Weekly’s All Rookie Team as a special team’s player (1991), he was selected by his peers as Broncos Special Teams Player of the Year (1993), he was a two-time Broncos NFL Man of the Year (1993 & 1996). He was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2002 and the Texas State University Hall of Honor in 2003.
After his playing career, Reggie became a mainstay in the Denver media, writing newspaper columns for the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, hosting radio talk shows on 850 KOA and 630 KHOW, doing sports commentary on CBS 4 TV, and the Mtn. Sports Network, and hosting a public affairs show called “Global Agenda” on Colorado Public Television.
He has published five books: “The Vance: The Beginning & The End” (1994), “Power Shift” (2000), “4th& Fixed” (2004), “My Wife’s Boyfriend & Our Feud with the Highlands Ranch Homeowners Association” (2006) and “The Colony: A Political Tale” (2009).
He is CEO of Automated Flipcards, a business-intelligence data analysis company that he founded in 2011. Reggie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas State University (1991) and a Master’s Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver (2007)