PLAYER
Stevan Ridley
RB #39
Height:
5-11
Weight:
220
College:
LSU
Hometown:
Natchez, MS
Experience:
6
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 61 688 11.3 2,914 4.2 47.8 22 43 161 23.4 15 2 8
2016 ATL 1 3 3 7 2.3 7 0 7 1 33.3 0 0 0
2015 NYJ 8 36 4.5 90 2.5 11.3 0 13 5 13.9 0 0 0
2014 NE 6 94 15.7 340 3.6 56.7 2 43 16 17 1 1 0
2013 NE 14 178 12.7 773 4.3 55.2 7 29 39 21.9 3 0 3
2012 NE 16 290 18.1 1,263 4.4 78.9 12 41 82 28.3 6 1 4
2011 NE 16 87 5.4 441 5.1 27.6 1 33T 18 20.7 5 0 1
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 61 27 144 5.3 2.4 24 0 2 0 4 1
2016 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYJ 8 4 -2 -0.5 -0.3 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NE 6 4 20 5 3.3 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NE 14 10 62 6.2 4.4 24 0 1 0 2 1
2012 NE 16 6 51 8.5 3.2 20 0 1 0 2 0
2011 NE 16 3 13 4.3 0.8 8 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 61 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 ATL 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYJ 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 6 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 61 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYJ 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2013 NE 14 4 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2012 NE 16 4 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2011 NE 16 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 61 7 152 21.7 32 0 5 0 0 0
2016 ATL 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYJ 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 16 7 152 21.7 32 0 5 0 0 0

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Biography

Physical, experienced running back who joins a blossoming group of Lions backs featuring RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick. Comes to Detroit following one season with the New York Jets (2015) and four seasons with the New England Patriots (2011-14) as a former third-round draft selection out of LSU.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on April 5, 2016.
  • Activated from Physically Unable to Perform – Designated to Return on October 30, 2015.
  • Placed on Physically Unable to Perform – Designated to Return on September 5, 2015.
  • Signed by the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent on April 13, 2015.
  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on October 16, 2014.
  • Drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

PRO
Physical, experienced running back who joins a blossoming group of Lions backs featuring RB Ameer Abdullah and RB Theo Riddick. Comes to Detroit following one season with the New York Jets (2015) and four seasons with the New England Patriots (2011-14) as a former third-round draft selection out of LSU.

2015: After missing most of the first half of the season due to injury, concluded the season by playing in the final nine games (one start) for the Jets. Carried the ball 36 times for 90 yards.

2014: Played in six games before being placed on Reserve/Injured with a knee injury on October 16. Rushed 94 times for 340 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

  • Season highlights included a career-long 43 yard run on a day in which he totaled 113 rushing yards and one touchdown vs. Cincinnati (10/5).

2013: Played in 14 regular season games, including six starts. Led the Patriots with 178 carries for 773 yards and seven touchdowns. Also recorded 10 receptions for 62 yards.

  • In the playoffs, appeared in both postseason games, carrying the ball 19 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the AFC Divisional matchup with Indianapolis (1/11).
  • Rushed for a season-high 115 yards, the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career, vs. Pittsburgh (11/3).
  • Grabbed a career-long 24-yard reception at Atlanta (9/29).

2012: Saw action in all 16 games, making 12 starts and finishing with the fourth-highest rushing total in Patriots history with 1,263 yards on 290 carries. Totaled 12 touchdowns on the year. Finished seventh in the NFL and third in the AFC in rushing.

  • Played a key role in both postseason contests, making one start in the AFC Championship.
  • Posted four 100-yard games on the season, including 151 vs. Denver (10/7), 127 at St. Louis (10/28), 125 at Tennessee (9/9) and 106 at Buffalo (9/30).

2011: As a rookie, competed in all 16 regular season games with two starts and gained 441 yards on 87 carries and posted one touchdown. Also returned seven kickoffs for 152 yards.

  • Scored his first career NFL touchdown on a 33-yard dash at Oakland (10/2).

COLLEGE
Started nine of the 39 games that he played at LSU, finishing his collegiate career with 306 carries for 1,419 yards and 19 touchdowns. As a receiver, caught 17 passes for 94 yards.

  • Left LSU as the 13th player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season (1,147 in 2010). His 1,147 yards rank seventh all-time in school history.
  • Selected as a team captain in 2010.

PERSONAL
Attended Trinity Episcopal (Natchez, Miss.) High School where he played tailback, fullback, quarterback and linebacker during his prep career. As a senior, totaled 52 carries for 317 yards and three touchdowns.

RIDLEY'S SINGLE-GAME BESTS

  • Rushing Attempts: 28 vs. Den 10/7/12
  • Rushing Yards: 151 vs. Den 10/7/12
  • Long Rush: 43 vs. Cin 10/5/14
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 2 (four times) vs. Pit 11/3/13
  • Receptions: 3 (twice) Last vs Pit 11/3/13
  • Receiving Yards: 27 at Ten 9/9/12
  • Long Reception: 24 at Atl 9/29/13

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