|Date of birth:||July 11, 1934|
|Place of birth:||Nanuet, New York|
|NFL Draft:||1957 / Round: 4 / Pick 39|
|San Francisco 49ers|
|Playing stats at|
Ridlon had to overcome a dyslexia and a stuttering problem through out his first years of school. He attended Nyack High School and later accepted a scholarship to Syracuse University. In college he was a two way player, playing defensive end and halfback in the same backfield with Jim Brown.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
Ridlon played 2 years for the Cowboys, having his best professional season in 1964, when he intercepted 4 passes, returning one for a 74 yards touchdown. That year he also returned a fumble for a 63 yards touchdown. He retired at the end of the 1964 season, after receiving all-NFL honors and having 9 career interceptions.
After his football career, he became one of the United States most renowned sports painters and sculptors. In 1988, he was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy, which has become one of college football's most prestigious awards.
|This biographical article relating to an American football defensive back born in the 1930s is a stub. You can help The American Football Database by expanding it.|