Thron Riggs

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Thron Riggs
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Riggs pictured c. 1942 at the University of Washington
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1921-04-25)April 25, 1921
Buckley, Washington
Died:November 2015 (aged 94)
Tempe, Arizona
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Buckley (WA)
College: Washington
Career history
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Thron X. Riggs (April 25, 1921 – November 2015) was an American football tackle who played one season with the Boston Yanks. He played college football at the University of Washington, having previously attended Buckley High School in Buckley, Washington. He later worked in the oil business and is a former general manager of the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. He is also a World War II veteran, having served with the United States Marine Corps. [1] He died in November 2015. [2]

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