59 - Jordan Ridley
Jordan Ridley
Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Lawrence Central
Position: LB

•Played in a school record 45 games over four seasons.
•Finished career as Butler's third all-time leading tackler with 407 tackles.
•Led the Pioneer Football League in tackles in 2010 and 2011.

2012: Started all 11 games in 2012 and led the team in tackles with 101...also recorded two and half tackles for loss, including one and a half sacks...had two quarterback sacks and intercepted one pass...named to All-Pioneer League first team and Academic All-Pioneer League second team...named Butler's defensive MVP...helped Bulldogs record the sixth best defense in the Pioneer League and the sixth best defense against the run...one of two Bulldogs named to the Hampshire Honor Society (Scholar-Athlete) by the Natinal Football Foundation.

2011:  First team All-PFL linebacker...voted by teammates as the Defensive Top Dog Award Winner for being the Defensive Player of the Year...PFL Academic Honor Roll...starting linebacker in all 11 games...led the PFL in tackles with 140 (12.7 pg)...ranked fifth in the NCAA Division I FCS in tackles...had a league-high 94 assists...posted the PFL's top two single game totals for tackles with 20 against Valparaiso and 19 against Campbell...named PFL Co-Defensive Player of the Week following performance against Campbell...had 10 or more tackles in eight of Butler's 11 games...tied for fourth in the PFL in forced fumbles with three...second team PFL Academic All-League.

2010:  First team All-PFL linebacker...named Butler’s Defensive “Top Dog” (MVP)...led the PFL and ranked seventh in the NCAA Division I FCS in tackles...recorded 10 or more tackles in nine of Butler’s 11 games, including a league- and career-high 17 against Morehead State...had a career-high 12 solo tackles (and 15 total) against Drake...posted a career-high 12 assists (16 total tackles) against Youngstown State...second on the team and tied for 15th in the PFL in tackles for loss...tied for the team lead in pass interceptions...recorded a 22-yard pass interception return against Drake...chosen second team on the PFL Academic All-League squad...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2009:  Saw action in all 12 games...finished 10th on the squad in tackles...second on the team in tackles for loss and tied for third on the squad in quarterback sacks...had a season-high six tackles in Butler’s victory at Dayton...recorded a pair of quarterback sacks at Morehead State...came up with first career pass interception against Davidson...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

Personal:  Science Technology major...born 6/29/91...son of Damon and Marta Ridley.

High School:  All-time leading tackler (360) at Lawrence Central High School...recorded 153 tackles as a senior, including 20 tackles for loss...All-Conference and All-County performer as a senior...named to the IFCA Top 50 All-State Team...Region 7 All-Star...selected to play in the North/South All-Star Game...two-time team captain...four-year Scholar-Athlete...four-year football letterwinner...High School Coach:  Jayson West.