Reggie is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He was born into an Air Force family as the fourth of five children. 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.
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 a rookie free agent in 1991.
Reggie played six seasons with the Denver Broncos. At the end of his first year he was named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team as a special teams player.
In 1993, his teammates selected him as the Broncos Special Teams Player of the Year.
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 (SWT) 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. In 1987, Reggie was selected by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association as the Outstanding Editorial Summer Intern in Texas. In 1989, Reggie was one of 12 students selected nationally to attend the Graduate Enhancement Program in Communications at Ohio University.
Upon graduation in 1991, Reggie was selected by the SWT Alumni Association as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Outstanding Senior Student, and delivered the student salutation at graduation.
After moving to Colorado to try out for the Denver Broncos, Reggie was hired by the Rocky Mountain News to write a weekly sports column. The column was initially scheduled to be a four-week stint during his rookie training camp, but it turned into an eight-year sports column for the News.
Between 1993 and 1997 Reggie was a guest host on several Denver television and radio shows including Broncos Beat and Sports Extra on KCNC Channel 4, The Orange Zone and Reggie’s Kids on KUSA Channel 9 and a weekly radio segment called Rolling with Rivers on KOA-AM (850 radio). From 1997 to1999 Reggie hosted an evening call-in talk show on 850 KOA radio. From 1999 to 2002 Reggie hosted a daily afternoon drive-time show on KHOW 630-AM radio.
From 2000 to 2006, Reggie was a weekly op/ed columnist for the Denver Post.
From 2002 to 2006, Reggie was the host of a public affairs show titled, Global Agenda, on the PBS station KBDI-Channel 12 in Denver.