In search of C.J. Conrad’s replacement, Vince Marrow found a magician (kind of).
Tight end Justin Rigg is a 6-6 265-pound junior from Springboro, Ohio. After suffering from multiple internal injuries early in his career, he played in every game over the last two seasons, recording seven receptions for 85 yards and three tackles on special teams.
The Big Dog believes Rigg has even more upside than Conrad. It’s not just his Vince. Mark Stoops knows Rigg can make a significant impact this fall.
“I feel good, really good. Justin Rigg is a guy that’s big, physical. He’s got soft hands,” Stoops said. “Excited about him getting the opportunity.”
Rigg’s soft hands aren’t good for just catching passes. He also knows a card trick or two. He showed off those nimble fingers by performing an old trick for KSR.
Vince doubted Rigg and he proved him wrong, even if it wasn’t perfectly executed. After all, the biggest catches aren’t always made on a perfect route.