For the National Football League’s Washington Commanders, John Ridgeway plays defensive lineman professionally. He is 146 kg and 1.96 m tall. He participated in football as an offensive tackle and defensive back at Bloomington High School. As a senior, he was nominated to the first teams of both the offense and defense of the Big Twelve Conference.
At Illinois State University, where he redshirted as a true freshman, he played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds football team. As a redshirt freshman, he made 30 tackles and one sack, earning him a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) All-Newcomer team. During his redshirt junior season, he had 22 tackles, three of which were for a loss, and was selected first-team All-MVFC.
He transferred to the University of Arkansas after the 2020 season using the transfer portal, where he proceeded to play football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was selected to start as the Razorbacks’ nose guard for the 2021 campaign, but an appendectomy prevented him from taking the field. He had 39 tackles, two sacks, and four tackles for loss by season’s end.
He declared his intention to participate in the 2022 NFL Draft after the season had ended. With the 178th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Ridgeway. He received his freedom from his contract on September 17, 2022. The Washington Commanders removed him off waivers on September 19, 2022.
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