Stevan Ridley

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Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley.JPG
Ridley in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 22     New England Patriots
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-27) January 27, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Natchez, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Natchez (MS) Trinity Episcopal
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Debuted in 2011 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • FedEx Ground Player of the Week (2012)
  • AFC champion (2011)
  • 13th player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season for LSU.
  • First Team All-SEC (Coaches) (2010)
  • Second Team All-SEC (AP) (2010)
  • BCS National Championship (2008)
  • SEC Championship (2007)
  • Class 2A All-State first-team accolades
  • Natchez Democrat Metro Player of the Year (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2013
Rushing yards2,280
Rushing attempts512
Rushing TDs20
Receiving yards124
Receptions18
Receiving TDs0
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley.JPG
Ridley in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 22     New England Patriots
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-27) January 27, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Natchez, Mississippi
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Natchez (MS) Trinity Episcopal
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Debuted in 2011 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • FedEx Ground Player of the Week (2012)
  • AFC champion (2011)
  • 13th player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season for LSU.
  • First Team All-SEC (Coaches) (2010)
  • Second Team All-SEC (AP) (2010)
  • BCS National Championship (2008)
  • SEC Championship (2007)
  • Class 2A All-State first-team accolades
  • Natchez Democrat Metro Player of the Year (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2013
Rushing yards2,280
Rushing attempts512
Rushing TDs20
Receiving yards124
Receptions18
Receiving TDs0
Stats at NFL.com

Stevan Todd Ridley (born January 27, 1989) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU). He was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Ridley attended Trinity Episcopal Day School in Natchez, where he played running back and linebacker for the Trinity Episcopal Saints high school football team. As a senior in 2006 he rushed for 3,086 yards and 38 touchdowns.[1]

College career[edit]

At LSU, Ridley rushed for a career high of 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2010 while also serving as permanent team captain.

College stats[edit]

YearTeamAttYardsAverageTDsReceptionsYardsTDs
2008LSU12927.71000
2009LSU451804.036330
2010LSU2491,1474.61511610
College Totals3061,4194.61917940

Professional career[edit]

New England Patriots[edit]

Ridley was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 73rd overall pick by the New England Patriots, a round after the Patriots drafted another running back, Shane Vereen.[2]

2011 season[edit]

Ridley scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 4 of his rookie season, in the Patriots' 31–19 win over the Oakland Raiders; he had 97 yards on 10 carries (for an average of 9.7 yards per carry), including a 33-yard touchdown run, and a 3-yard reception.

2012 season[edit]

During week 1 of the 2012 NFL season, Ridley had his best game of his early career in a 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans. Ridley had 125 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown, and also grabbed three catches out of the backfield for 27 yards. In week 5 of the 2012 NFL season, Ridley topped his Week 1 performance with 151 yards rushing, with 1 touchdown, against the Denver Broncos. In his second year, he proved to be a dependable running back in the NFL after racking up 1,263 total yards on 290 carries, while also scoring 12 rushing touchdowns. His 82 first down rushes ranked 3rd in the league amongst all NFL running backs. During the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 20, 2013, Ridley suffered a concussion after a head-to-head collision with Bernard Pollard, which also resulted in a fumble and a turnover. The Patriots lost the championship to the Ravens 13-28.

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