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Anthony Ridder
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Anthony Ridder 744264
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: West Point, Neb.
High School: West Point Central Catholic

Honors & Awards
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2014 (Junior)
Anthony Ridder provided depth at defensive back, but did not play in a game this season.

2013 (Sophomore)
Ridder added depth at cornerback, but did not play in a game.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Ridder made the switch to defensive back and added depth, but did not play in a game.

2011 (Redshirt)
Ridder redshirted and worked on the scout team offense at quarterback.

Before Nebraska (West Point Central Catholic HS)
Ridder joined the NU program as a walk-on, following in the footsteps of his father, Dave Ridder. Anthony starred on both sides of the ball for his father at West Point Central Catholic, helping his team to the Class D-1 state title in the school’s first year of eight-man competition. As a quarterback, Ridder passed for more than 1,700 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also rushed for more than 800 yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively, he led Central Catholic with 106 total tackles.

Ridder was the offensive honorary captain of the Class D-1 all-state team by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Anthony had scholarship offers from Augustana and Wayne State.

Ridder was born on Nov. 7, 1992, and is the son of Dave and Terri Ridder. He is a psychology major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Ridder has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action and Husker Heroes.

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