In the National Football League, Desmond Ridder plays quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. He stands 1.91 m tall and weighs 94 kg. Prior to enrolling at St. Xavier High School, he attended Holy Family Parochial and participated on the football team there. At the University of Cincinnati, he participated in college football for the Cincinnati Bearcats team.
He redshirted his true freshman year and started at quarterback for the Bearcats as a redshirt freshman. He amassed 583 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns along with 2,445 yards passing throughout the season. He received the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Rookie of the Year award.
As a redshirt sophomore, he completed 179 of 325 passes for 2,164 yards and 18 touchdowns. He completed 14 of 24 throws for 95 yards and one touchdown, earning him the MVP award for the 2020 Birmingham Bowl. He twice won the offensive player of the year award in the AAC, and in his final season, he helped Cincinnati reach the College Football Playoff.
With 44 victories to his name, he concluded his career at Cincinnati as the third-winningest quarterback in the annals of collegiate football, and the Bearcats went 26-0 at home. The Atlanta Falcons selected Ridder with the 74th overall choice in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He was chosen in the second round of the draft as a quarterback.
Where Did Desmond Ridder Grow Up?
Desmond Ridder was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States of America.
Where Is Desmond Ridder Now?
He is currently based in the United States where plays professional football as quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.