Are Calvin Ridley and Riley Ridley Related?
Yes. Riley Ridley is the younger brother of Calvin Ridley.
Riley Ridley is now a free agent. Ridley grew up in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and attended Deerfield Beach High School.
Coming out of high school, he was a four-star wide receiver with over 13 offers, including ones from Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn.
Ridley eventually committed to play college football for the University of Georgia.
In 2016, Ridley appeared in 11 games for Georgia as a true freshman, catching 12 catches for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
He has 14 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017. Ridley has 43 receptions for 559 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior in 2018.
He decided to forego his senior year and pursue the 2019 NFL Draft after the season.
The Chicago Bears selected Ridley in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. On May 13, he signed his rookie deal, which was for $3.2 million over four years and included a $682.5k signing bonus.
Ridley appeared in only one of the first eleven games of the 2019 season, a Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Due to injuries to the wide receiver corps, he saw more playing time beginning in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, and caught his first career pass against the Dallas Cowboys the following week.