Calvin Ridley is a 27-year-old wide receiver for the American football team. He is most known for playing for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL). In the 2018 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Calvin. Calvin revealed on October 31 that he is temporarily taking away from football to focus on his mental health. The predicted net worth of Calvin Ridley in 2022 is roughly $12 million.
Calvin Ridley was born on December 20th, 1994 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. His parents and early childhood are not understood. He appears to have had an interest in athletics since he was a child. For his education, he enrolled at Monarch High School. There, he participated in high school football.
When he attended the University of Alabama, Calvin’s passion and love for football persisted. In 2015, he played collegiate football as a true freshman. In his first career game, Ridley recorded three receptions for 22 yards against the University of Wisconsin. On September 26, 2015, he scored his first touchdown in college.
Career of Calvin Ridley
Ridley began the 2016 season well, as he remained a formidable opponent for the Crimson Tide. In the second game of the season, played against Western Kentucky, he recorded nine receptions for 129 receiving yards. In the first game of the 2017 season, he had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in a victory against Florida State.
Calvin declared in January 2018 that he will not return to Alabama for his senior year and would instead join the 2018 NFL Draft. The Atlanta Falcons ultimately selected him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded four receptions for 64 yards in his NCL debut. He finished the 2018 season as the rookie leader in receiving yards and touchdowns. In addition, he became the fourth Atlanta Falcons rookie to be named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
Calvin scored a career-high nine receptions for 130 yards and two receiving touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2020 season. Against the Chicago Bears in the 2020 season, he recorded his third consecutive 100-yard game with 5 receptions for 110 receiving yards.
He was chosen to the All-Pro 2nd Team by the Associated Press in recognition of his outstanding 2020 season. On May 3, 2021, the Atlanta Falcons exercised the fifth-year option on his contract. Nonetheless, Ridley announced on Twitter on October 31 that he is stepping away from football due to mental health issues.
Currently, Calvin Ridley is dating a woman named Dominique Fitchard. According to available information, Dominique is an educational therapy student at Tuskegee University. The couple became engaged in 2019 after he proposed to his ladylove on her birthday. Dominique’s Instagram bio states that she co-owns a firm that provides hair extension services and an online clothes store.
Calvin Ridley Net Worth
The anticipated personal wealth of Calvin Ridley in 2022 is roughly $12 million. According to Ridley’s 2021 optioned contract, the Atlanta Falcons will pay him a guaranteed salary of $11,116,000 for the 2022 season.