Running with Ross Rivord


Robert Powell

Ross Rivord posing for a photo after a football game that was hosted at the Superior Sports Complex

By Robert Powell

He certainly is a tremendous role model. He’s someone you can trust to always give his best, to be a great teammate and who takes pride in his school and community,” says head football coach Bob DeMeyer on Ross Rivord. Since sophomore year, Rivord has been on varsity defense, always fitting in at 6’3” and 215 lbs. He is a force on the field that the team certainly benefits from.

Rivord has been scouted and offered scholarships for his abilities on defense. His offers from D2 Minnesota colleges are Bemidji State, as of Jul. 1 and University of Minnesota Duluth, as of Aug. 21. He also has a D1 offer from Drake University in Iowa, as of Aug. 25.

“I am very confident about this year and my future,” Rivord says.

His current season has been shortened due to the Eau Claire North High School football team having COVID-19, as well as a concussion in week six against Eau Claire Memorial. However, he remains positive and always shows leadership on the field. 

One of Rivord’s strong suits is his ability to read the play accurately before the ball is snapped, recording 34 tackles and one tackle for loss in his first varsity year alone. At the free safety position however, Ross wanted to be more physical, eventually switching his position the following season to defensive end. 

He leads our team with confidence and determination,” Rivord’s younger brother, Jack Rivord, says.

In four games his senior year, Ross has recorded nine solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, six tackles for loss, and one sack. Truly working hard to earn more scholarships, he has attended multiple college combines over the summer of 2020.