Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Calvin Ridley is the eldest of three brothers. Among all three, one of his younger brothers, Riley Ridley, shares the same passion for football.
Both the Ridley Siblings share their own share of fame and fortune in the sports world. Given their achievements, they have done every possible thing to make their single mother proud.
Calvin Ridley is an American football player who is popular as the wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL).
He embarked on his football journey at a young age, ultimately attaining college and professional success.
Calvin was a wide receiver at Monarch High School, showcasing his exceptional speed and athleticism.
After a successful high school journey, he succeeded in college and played at the University of Alabama. There, he played for the Crimson Tide from 2015 to 2017.
Calvin decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, and he was acknowledged as one of the top wide receiver candidates in his draft class.
Finally, the wide receiver began his NFL journey after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 26th overall pick in the draft’s first round.
Showcasing his route-running ability, speed, and reliable hands, he was one productive receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
Shortly after his NFL suspension, Calvin announced that he would be stepping away from football indefinitely to prioritize his mental health and well-being.
Calvin Riley Brother: Meet Riley Ridley
Calvin Riley was born on December 20, 1994, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., and is the eldest of his siblings.
His younger brother, Riley Ridley, was born in Deerfield Beach on July 21, 1996. The brothers have only an age gap of 2 years.
Both siblings grew up playing with each other and shared a common love for the sport.
Like Calvin, Riley Ridley is an American football player who pursued a career in the NFL as a wide receiver.
He was a standout wide receiver at Monarch High School and earned recognition as a top high school football prospect.
From 2016 to 2018, Ridley played college football for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, where he showcased his exceptional skills and had a productive career.
After his junior year, the young wide receiver was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Therefore, this marked the beginning of his professional journey as a wide receiver in the world of football.
The Riley Siblings Raised By A Single Mother
The Ridley brothers were born to parents Colin Ridley and Kay Daniels. At the age of 7, his dad was deported to Guyana.
Since then, he never saw his dad again, and he played a father figure role to all his younger siblings.
The four brothers were also raised by their single mother, who never let them feel the absence of their dad.
Daniels was an athlete and track runner at Fort Lauderdale High. She used to play football with her kids.
She even coached them in various sports like basketball, track, and other physical sports.
Moreover, the wide receivers also have two other brothers. But they did not choose sports like Calvin and Riley.