2012 Outlook Eddie Ridder joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on in 2011, and will look to add depth at tight end in 2012, a position where Nebraska returns three game-tested veterans. The 6-6, 235-pound Ridder continues a family tradition of being part of the Nebraska football program, including his father, Tom who played for the Huskers in the 1970s.
2011 (Redshirt) Ridder redshirted and worked on the scout team offense at tight end.
Before Nebraska (Mount Michael Benedictine HS) Eddie Ridder earned honorable-mention all-state honors for Coach Dave Plendl and the Mt. Michael Benedictine Knights for his production on both sides of the ball. Ridder caught 24 passes for 289 yards on the offensive end, while logging 69 tackles and three sacks on defense. During his junior season, Ridder had 22 catches, including four touchdown grabs and added 34 tackles and six tackles for loss on defense. Ridder turned down Colorado School of Mines and Wayne State. Eddie’s father, Tom, also played for the Huskers in the 1970s.
Personal Eddie is the son of Tom and Colleen Ridder and was born on Oct. 2, 1992. He is majoring in mechanical engineering and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. Eddie has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits. Ridder is joined on the NU roster by his cousin, Anthony Ridder, also a 2011 walk-on.
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