Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2012)
Junior Anthony Ridder will head into preseason camp with hopes of earning playing time in the Husker secondary in 2014. The 6-2, 200-pound Ridder spent time with the second defensive unit during spring ball, and he will also contend for playing time on Nebraska’s special teams units.
A walk-on from West Point, Neb., Ridder began his career as a quarterback before making the switch to defense in 2012. Ridder’s father, Dave, played defensive end for Nebraska, lettering three times from 1981 to 1983. Dave also joined the program as a walk-on from West Point Central Catholic.
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.
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 three times. Ridder has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action and Husker Heroes.