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Summit High School hosts former Denver Bronco for homecoming week

Joe Moylan
jmoylan@summitdaily.com

Reggie Rivers, former running back for the Denver Broncos

This week students at Summit High School will be treated to a special kick off to homecoming during an assembly featuring former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers.

Rivers, a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in journalism, signed with the Broncos in 1991 as an undrafted free agent. He played six years in Denver as a running back.

During his NFL tenure, Rivers wrote a weekly football column for the Rocky Mountain News. He remained in Denver after his retirement from the game, earning a master's in global studies from the University of Denver, and currently works for a variety of local newspaper, radio and television outlets.

In addition to his journalistic contributions, Rivers has written five books, including "The Colony: A Political Tale," an allegory about foreign policy told from the perspective of two ant colonies. In 2009, "The Colony" received top prize for general fiction in the Premier Book Awards and third place for general fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

When not writing or hosting radio and television programs, Rivers travels the country serving as an auctioneer for charitable fundraisers, a master of ceremonies for all kinds of events and as a motivational speaker. Rivers has been touted for his public speaking engagements, which are chalk full of insightful stories about life in the NFL that "allow him to connect to the audience and deliver a message of hope and optimism that makes people want to jump out of their chairs and go tackle the obstacles that have been standing in their way."

Rivers is slated to appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Summit County High School as part of homecoming week. The Tigers square off against the Moffat County High School Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Friday at Summit High School.