Houston Ridge
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-18) July 18, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Madera, California
Career information
College: San Diego State University
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 13 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 1966 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1969 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* San Diego Chargers (1966-1969)
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     44
Games started     
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at

Houston Robert Ridge, Jr. (born July 18, 1944 in Madera, California) is a former professional American football defensive linemen who played four seasons for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. He achieved notoriety for filing a class-action lawsuit against the team in 1969 after suffering career-ending injuries that he claimed were caused by steroids and amphetamines issued to players. Ridge ultimately reached a $250,000 settlement with the Chargers.[1]


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