Riley Ridley

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Riley Ridley
No. 88 – Chicago Bears
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-07-21) July 21, 1996 (age 23)
College Park, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, FL)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receiving yards:69
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Cavin Riley Ridley[1] (born July 21, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

Early years[edit]

Ridley attended Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, FL. He was a four-star wide receiver coming out of high school with over 13 offers, including those from Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn.[2] Ultimately, Ridley committed to the University of Georgia to play college football.[3]

College career[edit]

Ridley played in 11 games as a true freshman at Georgia in 2016, catching 12 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns.[4] As a sophomore in 2017, he had 14 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns.[5] As a junior in 2018, Ridley had 43 receptions for 559 yards and nine touchdowns. After the season, he decided to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[6][7]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1 14 in
(1.86 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.58 s 1.57 s 2.69 s 4.28 s 7.22 s 30.5 in
(0.77 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[8][9]

Ridley was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[10] He signed his rookie contract, worth $3.2 million over 4 years with a $682.5k signing bonus,[11] on May 13.[12]

During his rookie year, Ridley was active for just one of the first eleven games of the 2019 season: a Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings.[13] Due to injuries to the wide receiver corps, he began seeing increased action starting in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions,[14] and caught his first career pass the following week against the Dallas Cowboys.[15]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Calvin Ridley, also plays wide receiver in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons.[16][17]


  1. ^ Schlabach, Mark (January 8, 2018). "Ridley brothers reunite on opposite sidelines at the CFP title game". ESPN. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Riley Ridley". 247Sports. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (September 4, 2015). "RB Elijah Holyfield, son of ex-boxing champ, commits to Georgia". ABC News.
  4. ^ Paschall, David (December 25, 2016). "Riley Ridley happy with freshman experience at Georgia". Albany Herald.
  5. ^ Weiszer, Marc (April 12, 2018). "UGA's Riley Ridley seeks to become consistent threat at WR after breakout game". Athens Banner.
  6. ^ Baxley, Justin (January 4, 2019). "Georgia's Riley Ridley declares for the 2019 NFL draft". The Telegraph.
  7. ^ "Georgia loses top receivers, RB Holyfield to draft". January 4, 2019.
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  10. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 27, 2019). "Bears draft WR Riley Ridley, Calvin's brother". National Football League. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "Riley Ridley". Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Campbell, Rich (May 13, 2019). "Bears sign draft picks Riley Ridley, Kerrith Whyte and Stephen Denmark". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (November 26, 2019). "Will Riley Ridley finally get his shot with the Bears on Thanksgiving?". NBC Sports Chicago. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Arkush, Arthur (November 28, 2019). "Bears fourth-round rookie WR Riley Ridley active for only second time in Detroit". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Finley, Patrick (December 5, 2019). "Bears, QB Mitch Trubisky finally find their groove in 31-24 victory against Cowboys". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  16. ^ Darrington, Kamarri (July 12, 2017). "Calvin Ridley keeping close eye on younger brother". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  17. ^ Hill, Jordan (July 12, 2017). "Calvin Ridley says younger brother Riley 'can definitely be as good as me'". The Telegraph.

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