Calvin Ridley is becoming a household name in college football, and if anyone hasn’t heard of the freshman wide receiver they can flip on the game tape from just about any Alabama game this season.
The freshman phenom has embarrassed plenty of opposing secondaries en route to 1,031 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2015, and he will go up against a First Team All-ACC cornerback in Clemson’s Mackensie Alexander Monday night in Glendale, Ariz. It’s one of the games more intriguing matchups of Monday’s national title game, and Alexander is feeling confident leading up to the showdown.
“What you want me to say about the guy? He’s fast. I’m fast,” Alexander said, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. “This isn’t my first rodeo.”
Ridley has amassed over 90 receiving yards in his last three games, and collected 138 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions against Michigan State in Alabama’s Cotton Bowl victory. Those numbers don’t seem to faze Alexander.
“I am having a dominant year. I do my job better than anybody else in the country,” he said, per Schad.
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