The National Championship Game was a family affair Monday night in Atlanta, with Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley and Georgia receiver Riley Ridley going at it all night long.
After the Tide prevailed in overtime, the brothers swapped jerseys. Here’s a look at Calvin wearing his brother’s UGA red:
Calvin Ridley swapped jerseys with his brother, Georgia WR Riley Ridley. pic.twitter.com/DLZj2S4mT1
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And here’s a video of the swap:
Brothers first. pic.twitter.com/9dJBpl1af8
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Both brothers had big moments in the game. Calvin caught the game-tying score with less than 4 minutes left, leading to the Tide’s win. He finished with a team-high 4 catches and 32 yards to go with his score.
Riley can also be proud. He led the Bulldogs with a game-high 6 catches and a 82 yards, making several big plays in key situations along the way.
While the Ridley brothers are close, they say they didn’t communicate at all in the week leading up to the Monday title game. That kind of commitment to their teams shows how much each wanted the win — but it was Calvin who came out on top.
Before the game, the mother of the two Ridley brothers was spotted wearing a creative t-shirt supporting both of her sons.
Ultimately it was neither Ridley brother who decided the game, but freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s pass to freshman receiver DeVonta Smith that won the game in overtime for Alabama.