Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2012)
Sophomore Anthony Ridder will enter the 2013 season with hopes of earning playing time in a deep and talented Nebraska secondary. The 6-2, 200-pound Ridder spent the spring working at cornerback where Nebraska returns four players with extensive starting experience. Ridder will also look to contend for playing time on Nebraska's special teams units.
Ridder began his career as a quarterback, before making the switch to defense in 2012. Ridder’s father, Dave, played defensive end for Nebraska, lettering three times from 1981 to 1983. Dave also joined the program as a walk-on from West Point Central Catholic.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Ridder made the switch to defensive back and added depth, but did not play in a game.
Ridder redshirted and worked on the scout team offense at quarterback.
Before Nebraska (West Point Central Catholic HS)
Ridder joined the NU program as a walk-on, following in the footsteps of his father, Dave Ridder. Anthony starred on both sides of the ball for his father 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. Dave Ridder also joined the NU program as a walk-on from West Point CC, and went on to be a three-year letterwinner as a defensive end. Anthony had scholarship offers from Augustana and Wayne State.
Anthony was born on Nov. 7, 1992, and is the son of Dave and Terri Ridder. Anthony is a psychology major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring and fall semesters of 2012. Ridder has volunteered his time with Community Action and Husker Heroes.