Hillsborough football hall of fame


Wick Rivas was a 2 years letterman in football and a 1 year in track letterman for the Hillsborough High School. On the football team he was a Running Back who won honors for in 1971 for 2nd Team All County, lead the Western Conference as a wide-receiver, a member of Western Conference Championship and State Playoffs teams. In 1972 Rivas was 1st Team All County, a part of the Western Conference Championship team of 1972, Tampa Tribune All County Team 1972. Western Conference All Star and FHSAA State All Star teams in 1973 and participated in the State All Star Football game for the South Team in Gainesville, Fla.

Awarded a full scholarship for Football to the University of Tampa. Freshman starter at wide receiver and punt return specialist earned over 600 all purpose yards. Lead the nation in punt returns midway through 1974 season. After the termination of the football program transferred to the University of Memphis. Two-year starter at wide- receiver and punt return specialist earned over 1000 all-purpose yards. Awarded the best receiver, punt and kick specialist both years and Outstanding Back of 1975. Selected to play in the American Bowl 1977.

Drafted by the NFL New Orleans Saints and also played with the San Francisco 49ers.

Rick has been employed Eastman Kodak Company for the past 18 years and is currently the Vice President and Director of Digital Imaging. Rick married his high school sweet heart Vicki Rivas and they have spent the last 31 wonderful years together. They are the proud parents of two sons Ryan Rivas and Garrett Rivas. Ryan has graduated from Florida State University and is currently attended law school at the Barry Law School in Orlando, Florida. Garrett has graduated from The University of Michigan were he holds the leading scorer in Michigan’s history and is currently played arena football in Ft. Myers Fla.