Player Profiles

Shaquille                          Riddick
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Height: 6-6
Weight: 242
Sport: Football
Position: DL


Transferred to West Virginia from Gardner-Webb in 2014 summer
2013 (Jr.):
FCS All-America selection at defensive end by eight different services
Finished fifth in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award – given annually to the top defensive player in FCS
Named FCS Co-Performer of the Year at Defensive End by College Football Performance Awards following the season
All-Big South Conference first-team
Played in 11 games and started 10
Had a team-leading 8.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries
No. 2 nationally in tackles for loss and No. 19 in sacks
No. 1 in the Big South Conference in sacks and tackles for loss and No. 11 in tackles
Third on the Bulldog defense with 67 tackles, including 31 unassisted tackles
Also had a forced fumble and a pass breakup
2012 (So.):
Played in 11 games and made six starts at defensive end
Led the Big South Conference with 10 quarterback pressures
Had 37 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks
2011 (Fr.):
Played in eight games, seeing action on special teams and as a reserve defensive end
Finished the year with six total tackles
High School:
Played defensive line for coach Ricky Powers at Buchtel (Ohio) High
Helped Griffins to an 11-4 record and a runner-up finish in the Ohio Division III State Championship Game
Team won back-to-back City Series Conference titles
Earned honorable mention Associated Press All-District honors in 2010
Collected 75 total tackles and 10 sacks on the season
Forced one fumble
Had two sacks in the state title game
Birthday is March 12
Son of Mike and Mia O'Hara
One of two children
Graduated from Gardner-Webb with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2014 summer
Will study communications at WVU

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