A’shon Riggins is a 2016 graduate of Hamilton High School, where he was a standout football star. A’shon currently plays football for Indiana University. He has lived in Hamilton for 19 years.
He has been involved with Operation Pumpkin and helps with the Hamilton youth football Jr. Blue Stars program.
Which three words would you use to describe Hamilton?
United. Caring. Blue Collar.
QWhat inspires you to be involved in the community
A I am inspired by the youth of our city, and I enjoy participating in activities that set good examples for them. I feel that many kids in our community need a role model to look up to, and I wouldn’t want anyone to lead them the wrong way.
QWhat do you envision for the future of Hamilton?
AAs an athlete, I hope to see sports take a prominent role in our city. I would love to see our sports programs help our city reach its peak. Hamilton has a strong arts, business, and history scene. I think we have the opportunity for sports to further bring the community together.
“A’shon epitomizes what it means to be a student athlete. Nearly everyone who has ever come into contact with A’shon has been impacted by his friendly personality, dedication to excellence, and incredible talent as a leader.”– Ty Smallwood
QWhat is your favorite part about Hamilton?
AMy favorite restaurant by far is Jockos Chicken.