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For the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, Desmond Ridder plays quarterback professionally. He is 94 kilograms and 1.91 meters tall. Prior to enrolling at St. Xavier High School, he attended Holy Family Parochial and participated in football for the school’s squad. At the University of Cincinnati, he participated in collegiate football for the Cincinnati Bearcats football team.

He redshirted his true freshman year and started as quarterback for the Bearcats in his redshirt year. He tossed for 2,445 yards and 20 touchdowns that season, and he also ran for 583 yards and five more scores. The American Athletic Conference (AAC) Rookie of the Year award was given to him.

He completed 179 of 325 throws for 2,164 yards and 18 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore. He completed 14 of 24 throws for 95 yards and one touchdown, earning him the MVP of the 2020 Birmingham Bowl. He won the offensive player of the year award in the AAC in each of the previous two seasons, and in his last season, he helped Cincinnati reach the College Football Playoff.

Desmond Ridder
Desmond Ridder

He concluded his career at Cincinnati with 44 victories, which ranks third among quarterbacks in college football history, and the Bearcats had a perfect 26-0 record at home. The Atlanta Falcons selected Ridder with the 74th overall selection in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He was taken in the second round of the draft as a quarterback.

Does Desmond Ridder Have Any Kids?

Desmond Ridder had a daughter with his partner Claire Cornett . His daughter was born in 2021.