Robert Riger is a celebrated sport artist, photographer, award-winning television producer, director and cinematographer. He was selected as the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ 1994 Sport Artist of the Year. Riger died from glandular cancer on May 19, 1995.
From 1950 to 1994, Riger copyrighted more than 90,000 master photographic negatives, more than 40,000 of them involving pro football.
Riger’s television career began on the “Today Show” on NBC in 1960. At ABC, he won nine Emmy awards. His publishing credits include: “The Pros”, a documentary of professional football in America published Riger’s photographs. “Run To Daylight,” with his friend Vince Lombardi, “The Last Loud Roar,” with Bob Cousy, and “The American Diamond,” with Branch Rickey, together sold more than a half-million copies.
Source- American Sport Art Museum and Archives http://www.asama.org/awards/SportArtists/Artist1994.asp