Calvin Ridley is a 26-year-old American football wide receiver. He is best known for playing for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). Calvin was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2018 NFL Draft. Calvin announced on Sunday (October 31) that he will be retiring from football to focus on his mental well-being. As of 2021, Calvin Ridley's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
|Full Name||Calvin Orin Ridley|
|Birth Date||December 20, 1994|
|Birth Place||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U. S.|
|Profession||Football wide receiver|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Calvin Ridley was born on December 20, 1994 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. Not much is known about his parents and his early years. He seems to have been interested in sports since childhood. For his studies, he entered Monarch High School. There he played for the school soccer team.
Calvin pursued his love and passion for football while attending the University of Alabama. In 2015, he played football as a freshman. Ridley had 3 receptions for 22 yards in his first career game against the University of Wisconsin. On September 26, 2015, he scored his first college touchdown.
Calvin Ridley Net Worth and Career
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Ridley started the 2016 season well, as he continued to be a strong opponent for the Crimson Tide. He had 9 receptions for 129 yards in the second game of the season against Western Kentucky. He continued to shine in the 2017 season, where he started with 7 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in a win over Florida State.
In January 2018, Calvin announced that he would be leaving his senior year at Alabama and entering the 2018 NFL Draft. He was ultimately selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. In his first NCL, he had 4 receptions for 64 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles. At the end of the 2018 season, he led all rookies in yards and touchdowns. He also became the fourth Atlanta Falcons to be named to the PFWA AllRookie team.
Calvin posted a career-high 9 receptions for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 2020 season against the Seattle Seahawks. In the 2020 season he played his third consecutive game for 100 yards against the Chicago Bears, where he had 5 receptions for 110 receiving yards.
He was named to the Associated Press AllPro Second Team for his brilliant performance in the 2020 season. The Atlanta Falcons exercised a 5-year option on his contract on May 3, 2021. However, on October 31, Ridley tweeted the shocking News. He was currently retiring from football for health reasons.
Calvin Ridley is currently dating a woman named Dominique Fitchard. According to sources, Dominic is studying educational therapy at Tuskegee University. The couple got engaged in 2019 after proposing to his girlfriend on her birthday. Dominique’s Instagram bio reveals that she owns a hair extensions service that offers a shop and an online clothing store.
Calvin Ridley’s Luck
As of 2021, Calvin Ridley’s personal fortune is estimated to be around $10 million. As part of Ridley’s additional contract for 2021, he will receive a guaranteed salary of $11,116,000 from the Atlanta Falcons for the 2022 season.