Why was Calvin Ridley so old in high School?

Calvin Ridley is a professional football player who plays the position of a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons football team of the National Football League(NFL). His birth parents are Colin Ridley and Kassna Daniels. He was born December 20, 1994, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the United States of America.
In high school, he played football for his school’s football team and was honoured with a five-star rating as a recruit and was also considered to be the best receiver in the class of 2015 according to 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN. He also played college football from April 2014 till early 2018 when he was drafted into the NFL.
He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons football team in January during the first round of the 26th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In July that same year, the Falcons signed a four-year deal with him which is worth $10.9 million and comes with a $6.1 million signing bonus.

Why was Calvin Ridley so old in high school?

When Calvin Ridley was around 7 years old, his father was deported from America and he was raised by his mother alone. When things got tough for her, she put Calvin and his siblings in a foster home. Due to this, he wasn’t able to start high school at an early age so when the opportunity came for him to start high school, his age had exceeded the high school age.

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