Riley Ridley: New team, Same Georgia

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Riley Ridley: New team, Same Georgia


This might be a new team with different faces and players, but it’s the same Georgia.


Junior receiver Riley Ridley has high aspirations this season for the Bulldogs and is ready to continue the standard the seniors left behind.


“I’m just trying to push my team so we can become a great team,” Ridley said.


Despite one of the best performances of his career in the national championship game, Riley Ridley was not satisfied. He reeled in six receptions for 82 yards outperforming his star receiver brother Calvin Ridley, but the personal glory wasn’t what was important to him.


Georgia lost to Alabama in overtime 26-23 on the final play of the game falling just short for what would have been its first national championship since 1980. Instead of dwelling on the past, Ridley responded with this when asked about the heartbreaking game.



“To be honest I don’t try to remember,” Ridley said. “I try to keep working and keep my team as a team and keep pushing individuals to help us on our journey.”


With the departure of leading receiver Javon Wims to the NFL, Ridley is expected to take on a much bigger role as one of the primary receivers. Ridley has become a leader for the offense and is helping sharpen some of the younger players skillsets.


“Were working on our craft, working on each other so we can become the best team that we can become,” Ridley said.


There seems to be one common belief among the players this spring. Georgia is here to stay and will continue to follow the path that was set last year.


“Right now were focused on our next practice and keeping Georgia in everybody’s minds and everybody hearts,” Ridley said. Let everybody know Georgia football will return and Georgia football is a tough team.”


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