|City/State:||West Point, Neb.|
|High School:||West Point Central Catholic|
Honors & Awards
» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
Anthony Ridder enters his senior season hoping to earn playing time in a talented Husker secondary. The 6-2, 205-pound Ridder adds depth at safety and could battle for action on special teams.
A walk-on from West Point, Neb., Ridder began his career at quarterback before switching to defense in 2012. Ridder’s father, Dave, played defensive end for Nebraska, lettering three times from 1981 to 1983. The younger Ridder is majoring in psychology and will graduate in December.
Ridder has added depth at defensive back the past three seasons, but has not appeared 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 has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Ridder has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action and Husker Heroes.