Riley Ridley shares older brother Calvin's advice after freshman season
Alabama WR Calvin Ridley made an immediate impact with the Crimson Tide in 2015, hauling in 89 passes for 1,045 yards and 7 touchdowns. His younger brother, Riley, did not have the same freshman experience at Georgia in 2016. Riley caught 12 passes for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns. Though their seasons went different ways, Calvin still remembers what it’s like to be a freshman and keeps in contact with his younger brother.
“He just asks me how am I doing,” Riley told Gridiron Now’s Dan Matthews. “‘How is practice going?’ Am I keeping my composure? Am I going over my head? He just tells me to keep it cool, do what you can do and everything else will flow.”
While Calvin doesn’t really know what a five-loss season is like or only having 12 catches, he tries to help his younger brother any way he can.
“Just keep grinding,” Riley said of Calvin’s advice. “Just keep pushing. It may not look as bright as you want it right now. But I promise you it’s going to get better, if you keep grinding.”