Desmond Ridder helped take Cincinnati’s program to new heights over his four years at quarterback.
He is now leaving the school to pursue his professional career.
Out of high school, Ridder was a three-star recruit who decided to sign on with the Bearcats. After redshirting his first year on campus, Ridder stepped into the starting role with 2,445 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions on 62.4 percent completion. The Bearcats improved to 11 wins and won their bowl game after winning four games the previous season. Ridder didn’t really progress statistically as a redshirt sophomore, throwing for 2,164 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions on 55.1 percent completion. He led the Bearcats to another 11-win season and a second-straight bowl victory. In a COVID shortened 2020, Ridder passed for 2,296 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions, as he led the Bearcats to the Peach Bowl. For his final season on campus, Ridder showed improvement with 3,334 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and eight interceptions on 64.9 percent completion. His play made him one of the winningest quarterbacks in college football history and helped lead his team to the College Football Playoff in his last season.
Following the Bearcats’ appearance in the CFP, Ridder declared for the draft. He is currently projected to be a first to third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Dolphins 2015 first round draft pick DeVante Parker, Parker was a Louisville fan and a Lobo growing up and committed to his hometown team as a junior in high school. Parker missed the first seven games of his senior season with a foot injury, then caught 43 passes for 855 yards and five touchdowns in the final six games and was a second-team All-ACC selection in a vote by the coaches. He tied the school record for career touchdown receptions with 33 and had 10 100-yard games in his career. He finished his junior season with 55 receptions for 885 yards and tied a school record with 12 touchdowns, while starting 12 games. Parker played in all 13 games during his sophomore season in 2012 and led the team with 744 yards receiving and 10 touchdown receptions. His 10 touchdown receptions were the most by a Cardinals player in a season since 1998 and he had a touchdown in six straight games to end the season. Was rated the 26th-best WR in the nation by scout.com at Ballard high school (Ky.), where he was a two-time all-state performer. His father, Anthony Shelman, played running back at Louisville (1991-1994).
(born February 22, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rondo played two years of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before he was drafted 21st overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Celtics, where he played a supporting role during his rookie season. Rondo, a four-time NBA All-Star, had led the league in assists per game three times (2012, 2013, and 2016). He was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2011–12 and has earned four NBA All-Defensive Team honors, twice on the First Team (2009–10 and 2010–11). During his time in Boston, Rondo helped the Celtics advance to the NBA Finals in 2008 and 2010, winning a championship in 2008 as the team's starting point guard. Rondo has long been known as an elite facilitator in the NBA, ranking fourth in Celtics history in assists and third in steals. He is also considered a stat-sheet stuffer, ranking 11th in NBA history for triple-doubles with 32 in the regular season, to go with 10 in the playoffs.
Born February 26, 1991 is a former American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. On December 3, 2014, Green was re-signed to the New England Patriots practice squad. Green won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots after they defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
born September 27, 1983) is a former American football defensive tackle who is a practice squad player for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Ohio State.
(born October 15, 1983) is a former American football running back who last played for the New York Sentinels. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Wake Forest. He is currently the running backs coach for Purdue.
(born May 10, 1980) is a former American football fullback and linebacker. He was originally signed by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee.
Jackson also played for the Louisville Fire and Kentucky Horsemen. Jackson attended St. Xavier High School where he was a three-year starter at Linebacker in football, as well as a Center in basketball. In football, he was a two-time 4A All-State selection, as well as an All-Region and All-District selection. He also helped lead his team to two state championships in three seasons, with records of 14-1, 10-2 and 12-3, respectively. As a junior, he recorded 120 tackles, seven sacks, 19 tackles-for-loses, seven forced fumbles and five tipped passes that resulted in interceptions. As a senior, he recorded 119 tackles, and seven sacks. In football, he was a Parade, Blue Chip Illustrated, National Recruiting Advisor, and PrepStart All-America selection. He also won state titles in discus and Shot put.
(born July 7, 1977) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft and was part of their Super Bowl XXXV championship team against the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Louisville. He also had brief stints with the New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League, and a 5-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons.
Redman played high school football at Louisville Male High School, where his father, Bob Redman, was the veteran head coach. Chris helped lead the Bulldogs to the 1993 state championship in Class 4A (Kentucky's largest class at the time). He was a two-time all-state quarterback and Parade 's National Player of the Year in 1994 after setting national high school records for most touchdown passes in a season (57) and most touchdown passes in a half (8, twice), the latter of which still has not been broken according to NFLHS.com.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 3 1980 .Chris played for the university of kentucky and various NFL teams throughout his career. Chris played for the Chargers in 2002 and 2003 and the 49'ers in 2004.
Started both ways as a junior and senior at Male HS in Louisville ... Played linebacker as a junior and moved to defensive end as a senior and was a regular at offensive guard both seasons ... Totaled 101 tackles as a senior, including five quarterback sacks and 22 tackles for loss on running plays ... Caused three fumbles and recorded a safety and 16 quarterback ?hurries? ... Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader ?Class of the Commonwealth? ... Second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Played in Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game ... Two-year choice on the all-district and all-county teams ... Helped Male HS advance to the playoffs in all three of his seasons on the varsity, with a three-year record of 25-11 ... Coached by Bob Redman ... Chose Kentucky over Louisville and Cincinnati.
Born in Louisville Ky Aug. 5th, 1976. A High School All-American LB. Led Trinity to 1994 state champship victory over Boone County's Shaun Alexander. Played Middle LB for the Univ. of Tennessee 95'-99'. Won 2 SEC Championships with the Vols and was a member of the 98' National Championship team where Tennessee beat Florida St in the Fiesta Bowl 23-16.
Born June 26, 1995 in Louisville White became only the third three-year captain Vanderbilt in team history, joining Jay Cutler (2003-05) and program co-founder Elliott Jones (1890-92)… As senior, started all 12 games at safety… Concluded the year third among Commodores with 41 solo stops and fourth with 60 total tackles… Also added two interceptions, four tackles for loss and three defensed passes… Posted at least two tackles in every game, topped by career-best effort of 13 tackles against Alabama… Had six solo stops, including two tackles for loss, in opening-season win at Middle Tennessee… Contributed four tackles and interception in victory over nationally ranked Kansas State… Second interception came in win over Western Kentucky… Closed Commodore career with 26 starts in 45 appearances, accumulating 195 total tackles, 127 solo tackles, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, 13 defensed passes and 14 tackles for loss.
Two-year captain for one of nation’s elite prep teams… Three-year starter at cornerback for Trinity squad that captured three straight 6A Kentucky state titles, going 42-1 during 2010-12 seasons… As senior, earned All-State and All-Region recognition after 44 total tackles, three interceptions and 10 defensed passes for 13-1 squad that ranked No. 16 in USA Today’s national high school Top 25… As junior, contributed 51 total tackles and an INT in Trinity’s 14-0 campaign… Earned honor roll recognition each year at Trinity.
Played in 46 career games, starting 31 ... Widely regarded as one of the 'Cats' best tacklers and most physical performers during his tenure ... A hard-hitting player with excellent instincts ... Provided run support as well as many of the nation's top safeties ... Matured into one of NU's defensive leaders ... Started at strong safety ... For career, totaled 281 tackles, 10 TFL's, 5 forced fumbles and 6 fumble recoveries
Was born December 22, 1976. He was a running back on Trinity High School’s 1994 state championship team. He later played at Centre College, where he graduated with MVP honors. He is now a SR Pastor in Rome, GA and the Executive Director of Cancer Research for Floyd Memorial Hospital