Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2015)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Anthony Ridder joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on and added depth in the secondary throughout his time with the Huskers. Ridder began his career as a quarterback before switching to defense in 2012. His father, Dave, also played for Nebraska lettering as a defensive end from 1981 to 1983.
Ridder earned his degree in psychology in December of 2015, and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Ridder added depth at safety in his final four seasons, but did not appear in a game. Ridder redshirted and worked on the scout team at quarterback in 2011.
Before Nebraska (West Point Central Catholic HS)
Ridder starred on both sides of the ball for his father, Dave, at West Point Central Catholic, helping his team to the Class D-1 state title in the school’s first year of eight-man competition. As a quarterback, Ridder passed for more than 1,700 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also rushed for more than 800 yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively, he led Central Catholic with 106 total tackles.
Ridder was the offensive honorary captain of the Class D-1 all-state team by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Anthony had scholarship offers from Augustana and Wayne State.
The son of Dave and Terri Ridder, Anthony was born on Nov. 7, 1992. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll six times. Ridder has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action and Husker Heroes.