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Tim Riggins
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Portrayed by Taylor Kitsch
First appearance Pilot
Final appearance Always
Gender Male
Age 19
Position FB/RB
Residence Dillon
Significant others Lyla Garrity (formerly)
Tyra Collette (formerly)
Parent(s) Walt Riggins
Sibling(s) Billy Riggins
Mindy Riggins (sister-in-law)

"Yankees Suck."
-Tim Riggins, Pilot

Tim is described as a character "who has puppy-dog, lady-killing eyes under his scraggly bangs."[1] He is the fullback/running back of the Dillon Panthers and the troubled best friend to Jason Street. He is the ex-boyfriend of Tyra Collette and Lyla Garrity, with whom he has an off and on relationship. Of course, both were stops in quite a long line of girls, as Tim is known as a bit of a womanizer. He copes with many of his problems through promiscuous sex and heavy drinking. Tim is based on Don Billingsley (Garrett Hedlund) from the film. Both Tim and Don have rocky relationships with their fathers. Both are very good players and heavy partiers.

Tim and Lyla officially starts dating in season 3 and it leads to Tim becoming more mature and applying to college.

Upon graduation from high school, Tim went to fictional San Antonio State College for a short time where he played football before dropping out, realizing that it was never part of his plans. After returning to Dillon,Tim and his brother Billy operate an autobody shop, "Riggins' Rigs," but with pressure mounting on Billy to provide for his pregnant wife, Mindy, he agrees to turn his shop into a chop shop to earn more money. After Tim discovers Billy's secret operation which he opposes, he agrees to help out in order to make enough money to buy a plot of land he had set his eyes on. However, the police discover their scheme and arrested Tim, the only person who had been in the shop that night. In the season four finale, "Thanksgiving," realizing that his brother needs to stay and provide for his wife and newborn baby, he turns himself in to the sheriff's office and takes full responsibility for the chop shop.

In season 5, Tim appears in the first episode, and last 3. He is shown to be angry at Billy. He becomes a bartender at Buddy's Bar and begins to build a house with Billy on his land. He reconnects with Tyra Collette with whom he had an on-off relationship in and prior to season 1. They are "Friends With Benefits" but are rumored to end up together.

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