Currently, Riley Reiff plays for the National Football League team Cincinnati Bengals. The 34-year-old football player has a net worth of around $5 million. In the past, he has played for the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Detroit Lions. During his career, he has recorded over two hundred and fifty tackles.
He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as the 23rd pick. He signed a one-year contract worth $3 million. He will receive a $2 million playoff bonus. He has a base salary of around $1.2 million. His contract includes a void year for cap purposes, which will be void five days after the Super Bowl.
He played a major role in the Lions offense during the season, gaining 481 yards on the ground and helping to facilitate 15 rushing touchdowns. He also played a key role in the pass blocking of the offense. The offensive line helped the Lions gain 392.1 net yards per game.
Reiff played his college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He started all 13 games at left tackle during his sophomore season, replacing the starter Bryan Bulaga. He was named a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league’s coaches. He was also voted a preseason All-American by the media. He was also named a third-team Freshman All-America by College Football News.
The following year, Reiff played more of a tight end/H-back position for the Lions. He also started seven games at left guard. The Lions finished the season with a 9-8 record, with Reiff earning a 67.1 Pro Football Focus grade. He recorded 27 receptions for 321 yards.
He also played defensive end during his junior year. Reiff was a two-time South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as a two-time Elite 45 team selection. In the 2007-08 season, he scored nine touchdowns. He was named an All-American by the media and a third-team Freshman All-American by College Football News. He was a team captain. In addition to his rushing touchdowns, Reiff also recorded nine pass receptions for 127 yards.
After a year playing for the Detroit Lions, Reiff signed a contract with the Chicago Bears. He received a one-year deal worth $12.5 million. He will also receive a $5.5 million signing bonus. He will also receive a $2 million playoff bonus. He will also be on the team’s practice squad. He will receive $4.5 million if he’s on the field for 10 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. He will also receive $2.5 million if he’s tied to a player’s playing time. The Bears have a strategy of signing players on short-term minimum deals.
He also played football for the Parkston High School team. He was a multi-sport athlete, including playing track and field and wrestling. He also won the South Dakota Gatorade Player of the year as a senior. He was also named a second-team All-American by the media. He was a three-time wrestling champion.