Reggie Rivers is a former NFL running back who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos during the 1990s. Reggie is a media personality and business owner, who has worked in newspaper, radio and television in Denver. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Journalism, and he earned a Master’s Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver. He has written five books, the latest is the award winning novel, “The Colony: A Political Tale”.


Reggie was born into an Air Force family, and during his youth he lived in Ohio, England, Florida and Greece before his family settled in the San Antonio area. He spent the remainder of his adolescence in Central Texas until moving to Denver in 1991, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie, and son, Malik.


As a senior at Randolph High School in San Antonio, Reggie rushed for 1,200 yard and earned a full athletic scholarship to Southwest Texas State University (now renamed “Texas State University” At the collegiate level, he amassed 2,500 career yards and was named to four All-American teams. He signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent in 1991. Reggie played six seasons with the Denver Broncos.


In 1991, Reggie graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.A. in Journalism. In 2007, Reggie graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s Degree in Global Studies.


Reggie landed his first newspaper job when he was a senior in high school (1985), working for the now- defunct San Antonio Light as an obituary writer. In 1986, he enrolled at Southwest Texas State University as a newspaper journalism major. During his college tenure, Reggie served internships with the Austin American- Statesman newspaper in Austin, Texas and Newsday on Long Island. After joining the Denver Broncos, Reggie wrote a weekly sports column for the Rocky Mountain News for eight years. During his NFL career, he also hosted various television and radio shows. After retiring from football, Reggie hosted radio talk shows on 850 KOA-AM and 630 KHOWAM radio. Reggie was a weekly op/ed columnist for the Denver Post and hosted a weekly public affairs show titled, Global Agenda, on the PBS station KBDI-Channel 12 in Denver.


In 1994, Reggie published, The Vance: The Beginning & The End, the astold autobiography of Broncos wide receiver Vance Johnson. In 2000, Reggie published, Power Shift, a novel about an escalating feud between a newspaper columnist and an NFL receiver. In 2004, Reggie published, 4th and Fixed, a novel about a crime family fixing NFL games. This book was released by Sourcebooks in August 2004. The movie rights were optioned by Mission Pictures in 2005. In 2007, Reggie published a novel titled, My Wife’s Boyfriend and our Feud with the Highlands Ranch Homeowners Association. It was a comedy about a micromanaging HOA board. In 2009, Reggie published, “The Colony: A Political Tale,” an allegory about foreign policy told through two colonies of ants.

As our luncheon speaker you provided a strong message of teamwork, accountability and attention to detail that aligned perfectly with our path forward. I have received enormous positive feedback. Simply put, your remarks, analogies and enthusiasm were spot on. More important, your message was impactful in a way that I believe will be sustaining. Since your presentation, I have heard employees use some of the phrases and repeat some of the messages as they work through issues and daily challenges.
– F. Dave Zanetell - Senior VP/COO // Kraemer North America
We surveyed everyone that attended and roughly 75% of folks responded. Reggie received a near perfect score on both his presentation as well as on the teambuilding activity, which has NEVER happened before and the comments people left were incredibly complimentary. He was, by far, the best keynote speaker we’ve ever had at this event.
– Megan Kennedy - Logistics Project Manager // Arrow Electronics
Reggie Rivers humor and ability to bring us into the NFL really added to the education we got from his presentation. The use of stories and specific examples really drove his point home. We got tremendous feedback and people asking us to bring him back.
– Kevin Amolsch - Pine Financial Group
More than 94% of our respondent rated your presentation as “fantastic.” Just for perspective, this is an unprecedented positive response in the history of our All Managers conferences. Several people have since written to me saying that you really energized them to “up their game” as managers. Your professionalism, candor and great sense of humor were the perfect mix to bring our day of strategy sessions to a close. You brought focus to the most important messages of the day: customer service, smart business decisions and team building.
– Tauna Lockhart - Chief Communications Officer // Colorado Governor’s Office of IT
Reggie’s ability to connect his experiences in football with the objectives of our meeting was refreshing. The way he can break down the complexities of navigating change and uncertainty (while maintaining a sense of humor) clearly resonated with the audience. It provided a new perspective on the way we do business.
– Robert Machado - VP Customer Supply Chain // MillerCoors
As a result of Reggie’s insights regarding inspiration and motivation, we are implementing a more robust team-based incentive program going into next year. Our business leaders are now referencing Reggie’s messaging in various internal forums as a means to achieve stronger, team-based performance.
– Bob Beiersdorf - Executive Director / Nelnet
Reggie was entertaining, inspiring and crafted his message in an exceptional manner to the theme of our meeting. Reggie’s presentation was easily understood and provided our employees with a fun, thought-provoking and memorable experience.
– Royal Lovell President - Flood & Peterson
We decided to kick it up a few notches by hiring Reggie Rivers for our VIP Luncheon. I wish we had more space for the luncheon, as we sold out all 330 seats and had members trying to get in. Reggie is a terrific presenter. The audience gave it great reviews, it was a captivating presentation and inspiring. I would also like to add how generous Reggie was with his time and the adoring fans. Having worked with athletes and celebrities in the past, these gentlemen were truly a delight to work with. Now we’ve set the bar so high, we have to figure out something as great for next year! It’s a tall task.
– Jim Clark - Executive Director // Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association

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