Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley will enter the NFL draft.
Ridley made his announcement on his Twitter account on Wednesday, two days after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) January 10, 2018
Ridley has 2,781 yards receiving with 19 touchdowns in three seasons with the Crimson Tide. He had 967 yards receiving with 5 touchdowns this season.
Ridley’s best season came when he had 1,045 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns during the 2015 campaign.
Ridley, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound player from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., had a season-high 171 yards receiving in a victory against Mississippi State on Nov. 11. He had more than 100 yards receiving in one other game this year, posting 103 in a victory against Mercer on Nov. 18. Ridley totaled 4 catches for 32 yards in the Crimson Tide’s victory against Georgia on Monday.
Known for his athleticism, Ridley should be an intriguing NFL draft prospect to follow in the months ahead. Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough also made the decision to turn pro.