|1||Panthers||W 24 - 10||15||18||115||6.4||1||0||4||24||111.8||1||-1||-1||0||1||0|
|2||Packers||W 25 - 24||19||32||237||7.4||1||1||1||2||79.8||10||39||3.9||1|
- The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback was the AAC's offensive player of the year in back-to-back seasons and led Cincinnati to the College Football Playoff in his final season.
- Ridder finished his career at Cincinnati with the third-most wins by a quarterback in college football history at 44 and the Bearcats posted a perfect 26-0 mark at home with Ridder under center.
- The Louisville native was a four-year starter and threw for 10,239 yards on 810-of-1,304 passing (62.1 percent) with 87 touchdowns and 28 interceptions in 50 career games. He also added 501 rushes for 2,180 yards and 28 scores on the ground.
- In 2021, Ridder captained the Bearcats to their second-straight AAC championship and a No. 4 national ranking.
- He completed 251-of-387 passes for 3,334 yards and 30 touchdowns while adding 355 yards and six scores on the ground.
- The AAC leader in total touchdowns (113) finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting and as a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Semifinalist for the Maxwell, Walter Camp, and Davey O'Brien Awards.
- Ridder was a first-team All-AAC pick and the conference's offensive player of the year in 2020 after passing for 2,296 yards and 19 touchdowns while adding 592 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
- His 12 rushing touchdowns ranked second among all FBS quarterbacks and he tied a school record with a 91-yard touchdown run.
- As a sophomore, he started 13 games and threw for 2,164 yards with 18 touchdowns to help lead the Bearcats to an 11-win season.
- Ridder was the conference rookie of the year during his redshirt-freshman campaign, taking the starting job after coming in off the bench. He would go on to start 11 games that season, throwing for 2,445 yards with 20 touchdowns and rushing for 583 yards with five scores.
- Threw for 2,270 yards and 19 TDs and ran for 1,583 yards and 30 TDs during two seasons as a starter at St. Xavier high school where he helped lead his team to the Kentucky HS Athletic Association finals in 2016.
- Completed 110 of 199 passes as a junior for 1,319 yards and nine touchdowns.
- Proud father to his daughter, Leighton, with his partner Claire.
- Earned his bachelor's degree on Dec. 12, 2020.
Inside Tori's Notebook: Falcons go from demoralizing to demanding in Week 2 win vs. Green Bay
The Falcons could have let the game get out of reach, but they kept chipping away until they broke open the 25-24 win.
'That's why': Inside the thought process behind a fourth-down play call that set up Falcons Week 2 win
In a moment of risk, the Falcons felt conviction, trust and belief instead.
Keeping perspective: How the quarterback sees the playing field can dictate his success
Falcons offensive coordinator Dave Ragone goes into details about why there's a fine line between seeing too much and too little as a quarterback on the playing field.
Bair Mail: On Grady Jarrett and David Onyemata, Desmond Ridder and the Falcons passing game, plus more about Kyle Pitts
Your questions get answers in this Wednesday morning mailbag.
Even in win, Falcons offense still working to find its tune and rhythm
Desmond Ridder and Arthur Smith said the Falcons offense was without rhythm early against the Panthers on Sunday. They ultimately found it, but to be the best they can be, they can't lose it.
Week 1: What happened in Falcons home win over Panthers
The Falcons began their 2023 season with a 24-10 victory over the Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Five things to watch when Falcons host Carolina Panthers in Week 1 home opener
Rookie debuts, unscouted looks and so much more highlight the start of the 2023 season for the Falcons.
Nerdy Birds: Desmond Ridder's connection with Drake London, run game success and quick hits
An offseason of hope and promise culminates in one of the most anticipated season-opening games in recent memory for not only the Falcons but the city of Atlanta at large.
Taking control: Inside Desmond Ridder's journey to QB1
Desmond Ridder had to play behind Marcus Mariota as a rookie in 2022 but now has a shot to establish himself as the Falcons' franchise quarterback.
Bair Mail: On Bijan Robinson, Desmond Ridder, Cordarrelle Patterson and more
We also discuss bubble players who earned a roster spot in this Friday mailbag, including DeMarcco Hellams, Josh Ali and Logan Woodside
Bair: Talent upgrades, depth should help Falcons compete for NFC South title
There's no arguing that the Falcons are better than previous seasons. But, by how much?
Bair Mail: On Kyle Pitts, Desmond Ridder, Jessie Bates III, the backup QBs and more
We also discuss DeMarcco Hellams' preseason and odds of making the 53-man roster in this Monday mailbag
Young playmakers believe this 2023 Falcons team can be 'entertaining'
Arthur Smith used the word as a descriptor first, but Desmond Ridder and Bijan Robinson explained why it's a word they want to be known for.
Camp Report: With 53-man roster cuts looming, Falcons players stay focused on remaining opportunities to earn spot
Atlanta must narrow its current 90-man roster down to 53 men by 4 p.m. next Tuesday.
Bair: Kyle Pitts, Drake London, Falcons skill players flash 'explosive' potential in preseason cameo
We discuss what it means that quarterback Desmond Ridder has so many versatile weapons available to him
Who stood out in Falcons second preseason game vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Falcons tied the Bengals 13-all at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday night.
Five players to watch in Falcons second preseason game vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Arthur Smith said starters will play, how much or how little will depend on the flow of the game.
Camp report: Desmond Ridder, Arthur Smith update offensive progression after second day of joint practice
Plus other notes and observations from Day 2 of joint practices at the Dolphins facility.
Why having Desmond Ridder as roommate has helped Bijan Robinson learn Falcons system
No. 8 overall NFL Draft pick shares four-bedroom dorm with Ridder, Taylor Heinicke and Logan Woodside
Terry Fontenot talks Desmond Ridder, Bijan Robinson and what defines success in 2023
Falcons general manager held a press conference before Wednesday's training camp practice
Camp report: Kyle Pitts, Desmond Ridder making strides building chemistry
We also provide a Matt Hennessy injury update, discuss another Clark Phillips splash play and more
How Desmond Ridder has worked to take next steps in his development
From offseason throwing sessions to coaches challenging him to assuming team leadership, Ridder is trying to level up in Falcons training camp
Camp report: Kyle Pitts makes his return as Falcons begin 2023 training camp
Cordarrelle Patterson meets with the media, Pitts updates on his rehab and a mustachioed man sets the tone.
Bair: Why it will be fascinating to watch Falcons head into phase of Terry Fontenot, Arthur Smith era
Finally set with a roster not hindered salary-cap constraints, Falcons have real chance to compete in NFC South
Can't-Miss Play: Ridder unloads cannon for 28-yard completion to London
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder unloads a cannon for a 28-yard completion to wide receiver Drake London.
Desmond Ridder: 'We'll never be down for the count, we're going to fight until that clock hits zero'
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder following Falcons win against the Green Bay Packers, "We'll never be down for the count, we're going to fight until that clock hits zero."
Desmond Ridder, Kaden Elliss, Bijan Robinson and others speak to media after Falcons victory over Packers
Atlanta Falcons speak to media after Falcons 25-24 victory over Packers.
Ridder hits Robinson in stride for 29-yard gain
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder hits running back Bijan Robinson in stride on a wheel route for a 29-yard gain.
Desmond Ridder's fake fools everyone, setting up fourth-down TD run
Watch as quarterback Desmond Ridder makes a killer play fake that fools everyone on the Green Bay Packers defense and sets up his fourth-down touchdown run.
Can't-Miss Play: Falcons' incredible trick play results in 45-yard bomb to Hollins
An incredible reverse flea-flicker trick play from the Atlanta Falcons results in a 45-yard pass from quarterback Desmond Ridder to wide receiver Mack Hollins.
Drake London catches for a 3-yard Touchdown vs. Green Bay Packers
Drake London catches for a 3-yard Touchdown vs. the Packers in Week 2.
Drake London levitates for 22-yard reception from Ridder
Quarterback Desmond Ridder floats third-down pass to wide receiver Drake London for a 22-yard reception gain.
Desmond Ridder, Jerry Gray, Jessie Bates III and others update media as the Falcons prepare for week 2
Atlanta Falcons provide media with an update as the Falcons prepare to matchup against the Green Bay Packers in week 2.
Desmond Ridder, Bijan Robinson and other players speak to media after Falcons' season-opening win over Panthers
Desmond Ridder, A.J. Terrell, Tyler Allgeier, Bijan Robinson, Jessie Bates III, Mack Hollins and Calais Campbell speak with the media after the Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to open the 2023 season.
Ridder with pass completion to Kyle Pitts for 35-yard gain
Desmond Ridder completes pass to Kyle Pitts for a 35-yard gain vs. Carolina Panthers in Week 1.
WHO WIT ME? | Atlanta Falcons x Quavo | Season Kickoff 2023
The 2023 NFL season will kickoff soon and the Atlanta Falcons got something to say. Who Wit Me? Presented by Mercedes-Benz.
Narrated by: Quavo
Song: Who Wit Me
Album: Rocket Power
Desmond Ridder & Bijan Robinson discuss expectations for the start of the season and anime
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder and running back Bijan Robinson discuss expectations for the start of the season and anime at AT&T Training Camp.
Desmond Ridder and Bijan Robinson on getting better every day | Press Conference | AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons' quarterback Desmond Ridder and running back Bijan Robinson speak to the media post practice at AT&T Training Camp.
The Drive Behind QB Desmond Ridder
In the offseason, Quarterback Desmond Ridder took to the golf course, sharing college football memories, journey to the NFL, and drive to be great in 2023 as QB1 for the Falcons.
Can't-Miss Play: Ridder alley-oops 21-yard back-shoulder dime to toe-tapping London
Watch as Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London shows off his former basketball player skills while toe-tapping to secure a 21-yard back-shoulder dime thrown towards the sideline dime by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Dennis Ridder.
Desmond Ridder, A.J. Terrell, Ryan Nielsen and others speak to media at 2023 AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons speak to media after Tuesday practice at the Atlanta Falcons 2023 AT&T Training Camp.
Drake London on entering second season with Desmond Ridder | 'Inside Training Camp Live'
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London joins "Inside Training Camp Live" to discuss entering Year 2 with quarterback Desmond Ridder.
NFLN: Scott Pioli on Falcons building around Desmond Ridder
NFL Network's Scott Pioli on Atlanta Falcons building around quarterback Desmond Ridder.
Kyle Pitts on 'GMFB': What leadership qualities he sees from Ridder, why fans should get excited for 2023
Kyle Pitts on what leadership qualities he sees from Ridder, what fans can look forward to in 2023 season.
Quarterback Desmond Ridder is mic'd up at practice | AT&T Training Camp
Quarterback Desmond Ridder is mic'd up at practice at AT&T Training Camp.
Desmond Ridder, Jessie Bates III, and other players speak after day one of AT&T Training Camp | Press conferences
Atlanta Falcons players Desmond Ridder, Jessie Bates III, Cordarrelle Patterson, Younghoe Koo, Kyle Pitts, and Lorenzo Carter all speak to the media following day one of AT&T Training Camp.
Atlanta Falcons have arrived | 2023 AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons have arrived for the start of 2023 AT&T Training Camp
Desmond Ridder joins NFL Live to talk about year two as the Falcons gear up for Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder talks with Kevin Neghandi and Dan Orlovsky to talk about year two and what is in store for the team ahead of the start of Training Camp.