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49ers Interview Louis Riddick for General Manager

Posted Jan 10, 2017

The 49ers met with ESPN’s front office insider on Tuesday in the team's continued search for a new general manager.


Louis Riddick is the latest candidate to join the San Francisco 49ers search for a new general manager. The 49ers met with ESPN’s front office insider on Tuesday. Before joining ESPN in 2013, Riddick spent more than a decade in NFL personnel departments.

He began his NFL career as a pro scout in Washington from 2001-04 before being elevated to director of pro personnel. Riddick held that position for three years from 2005-07. He then moved to Philadelphia as a scout for the Eagles. He was eventually promoted to assistant director of pro personnel in 2009 and later elevated again to director of pro personnel from 2010-13.

Riddick is a regular on one of ESPN’s premier shows, “NFL Insiders,” appearing as one of its main analysts year-round. He can also be seen on the network’s flagship show, “Sportscenter,” as well as “NFL Live.” Riddick’s role at ESPN has grown each year. He’s now a featured analyst on the network’s coverage of the first round of the NFL Draft.

After a successful playing career at the University of Pittsburgh, the former defensive back was selected by the 49ers in the ninth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Riddick enjoyed a seven-year career with the 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.


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