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#34 Stevan Ridley
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 226 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Natchez, Miss.
High School: Trinity Episcopal HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 01/27/1989
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Stevan Ridley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/19/2011

2010 First Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2010 Second Team All-SEC (AP)
2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Tennessee

CAREER
Team leader who was voted as the permanent offensive team captain for the 2010 LSU football team ... Played in 39 games with nine starts during his LSU career ... Served as LSU's primary running back in 2010 after serving in a backup role in 2008 and 2009 ... Rushed for 1,419 yards and 18 touchdowns during his career, including 1,147 yards and 15 TDs as a junior in 2010 ... Opted to forgo his senior season and put his name in for the 2011 NFL Draft.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Had his best season at LSU, rushing for 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns in what was his first full season as the Tigers' primary running back ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and second-team all-conference recognition from the Associated Press ... Became the 13th 1,000-yard rusher in a season for LSU in 2010 ... The 1,147 yards rank as seventh-highest season total in school history, while his 15 rushing TDs tie Kevin Faulk (1997) as the fourth-best mark for a season in LSU history ... Ranked fourth in the SEC in rushing yards and yards per game (88.2) ... Tied for second in the league with 249 carries, which is the fifth-highest total in school history ... Scored at least one rushing TD in 10 of LSU's 13 games, including a career-best three in win over Ole Miss ... Had two rushing TDs against McNeese State, UL-Monroe and Arkansas ... Had a total of eight rushing touchdowns in LSU's last four games ... Cracked the 100-yard mark four times in 2010, including a career-best 159 yards and one TD in win over Vanderbilt ... Scored on a 65-yard run against Vanderbilt, the longest carry of his career ... Added 100-yard games vs. West Virginia (116 yards, 1 TD), vs. Tennessee (123 yards, 1 TD), and Texas A&M (105 yards, 1 TD) in the Cotton Bowl ... Named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week against Tennessee as he scored the game-winning TD with no time left on the clock on a 1-yard run in the 16-14 win over the Vols ... Also scored the game-winning TD on a 7-yard run with 44 seconds left in a 43-36 victory over Ole Miss ... Finished Ole Miss game with 89 yards on the ground ... Capped his junior season with 105 yards and one TD in 41-24 Cotton Bowl victory over a Texas A&M that led the Big 12 and ranked No. 15 in the nation in rushing defense.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Played in all 13 games with two starts .. Started at running back for the first time of his career against Arkansas in the regular-season finale and responded with 48 yards on 14 carries ... Also caught four passes for 30 yards against the Razorbacks ... Helped set up LSU's last-second field goal to tie the game and send it into overtime with an 8-yard reception and a 9-yard run on the drive ... Pressed into full-time duty after injuries sidelined LSU's top three running backs - Charles Scott (clavicle), Keiland Williams (ankle), Richard Murphy (knee) ... Came off the bench at Alabama after the injury to Scott and scored on an 8-yard run with 3:19 left in the third quarter to put the Tigers up 15-10 ... Had best game statistically against Tulane with 73 yards and one TD on eight carries in the 42-0 LSU win ... Other extended action came against Louisiana Tech with 26 yards on eight carries ... Finished regular season with 167 rushing yards and two TDs ... Added 33 receiving yards on six catches ... A standout on LSU's coverage units, recording 10 tackles on special teams.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Saw action in both the backfield and on special teams ... Rushed for 98 yards on 12 carries and recorded 15 tackles on special teams ... Had best game of short career vs. Tulane with a career-high 51 yards on five carries ... Scored first career TD on a 2-yard run vs. Tulane ... Other games with rushing yards came in season-opener vs. Appalachian State as he finished with 17 yards on two carries ... Followed that a week later with 24 yards on five rushes in win over North Texas ... Excelled on kickoff coverage for the Tigers ... Had at least two special teams tackles in five games, including a career-best three vs. North Texas ... Had two special teams tackles vs. Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Troy.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
Widely considered the top all-around athlete in the state of Mississippi as a senior in 2006 ... Two-way star who played running back, fullback, quarterback and linebacker in high school ... Rated the No. 5 fullback recruit in the nation by Scout.com ... Named first team all-state by the Clarion Ledger after accumulating 3,089 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns as a senior ... Also passed for 627 yards ... Totaled 85 tackles at linebacker ... Awarded as the 2006 Natchez Democrat Metro Player of the Year ... Led his team to the 1A state championship, a game in which he had 52 carries for 317 yards and three touchdowns ... As a junior, tallied over 2,300 all-purpose yards, including 1,800 yards rushing with 22 touchdowns ... Coached by David King.

PERSONAL
Full name is Stevan Todd Ridley ... Parents are Leon Ridley III and Carolyn Ridley ... Has one brother, Chad ... Born Jan. 27, 1989 ... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 28 at Florida, 2010
Yards: 159 at Vanderbilt, 2010
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Ole Miss, 2010
Long: 65 (TD) at Vanderbilt, 2010

CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 4, twice (Last: at Arkansas, 2010)
Yards: 30 vs. Arkansas, 2009
Touchdowns: 0
Long: 18 vs. West Virginia, 2010

RIDLEY'S CAREER RUSHING STATS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2007

Redshirt Season

2008

13-0
12
92
1
18

2009

13-2
45
180
2
18

2010

13-7

249

1,147

15

65 (TD)

TOTALS

39-9
306
1,419
18
65

RIDLEY'S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

Year

G-GS
Att.
Yds.
TD
LG

2007

Redshirt Season

2008

13-0
0
0
0
0

2009

13-2
6
33
0
10

2010

13-7

11

61

0

18

TOTALS

38-8
17
94
0
18

RIDLEY'S CAREER SPECIAL TEAMS STATS

Year

G
UT
AT
TT

2007

Redshirt Season

2008

13
3
12
15

2009

13
6
4
10

2010

13

1

0

1

TOTALS

39
9
16
26

 

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