Ryan Riddle
Los Angeles AvengersNo. 90
Position(s) as player:
Defensive end
Date of birth: (1981-07-05) July 5, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 260 lb (120 kg)
Arena Football debut
2008 for the Los Angeles Avengers
Final Arena Football season
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
College: California

* Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Current status: Retired
Career highlights and awards

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Ryan Riddle (born July 5, 1981, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional American, Canadian and Arena football defensive end for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders as a linebacker in the sixth round, with the 38th pick (212th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of California, Berkeley.

Riddle has also been a member of the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Calgary Stampeders.

Early yearsEdit

Ryan Riddle attended Culver City High School in Culver City, California, California. As a junior, he was Culver City's Most Improved Player, an All-Area second team honoree, and led the Bay League with 17 sacks. As a senior, he was the team Most Valuable Player, and an All-Bay League first team honoree and he finished his senior season with seven sacks, three blocked field goals, and 125 tackles. Ryan Riddle graduated from Culver City High School in 2000. He decided to go on to El Camino College after turning down a scholarship opportunities from several colleges.[citation needed] Ended up as El Camino's team MVP his sophomore year on his way to receiving a scholarship from the University of California.

College careerEdit

Ryan Riddle attended California and was a two-year letterman in football. As a senior, he posted a single season school record 14.5 sacks, and 49 tackles.

Professional careerEdit

National Football League (NFL)Edit

Riddle was selected in the sixth round (212th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.

In September 2006, Riddle was cut by the Raiders. He signed with the New York Jets' active roster on September 27, 2006. He was released on December 16, 2006, and later signed on with the Atlanta Falcons. In August 2007, Riddle signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but was waived prior to the beginning of the 2007 regular season,[1] despite a 2 sack performance against the Falcons.[2]

Arena Football LeagueEdit

After being waived by the Ravens, Riddle signed with the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League.

Canadian Football LeagueEdit

Riddle was signed by the Calgary Stampeders on February 27, 2009.


Riddle now writes for the sports website Bleacher Report.[2]


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