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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Dietrich Riley 'thankful I'm walking and alive'

By Peter Yoon

UCLA safety Dietrich Riley will not play this week against Arizona State, but that was of secondary consequence to Riley, who spoke with reporters Wednesday for the first time since getting carted off the field Saturday during UCLA's victory over California.

"I’m just thankful to be here today and I’m just thankful I’m walking and alive," Riley said. "It could have been more severe so I’m just thankful the man above is watching over me."

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