| Hassan Ridgeway
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 300
A second-year defensive lineman ... moved from defensive end to defensive tackle in the offseason ... a prep All-American ... played in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Coached by Jeff Hulme at Mansfield High School ... All-American, all-state, two-time all-area and two-time all-district performer on the defensive line ... did not play football until his sophomore year of high school ... played in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, tallying one tackle, one TFL, one sack and one forced fumble ... ranked as the 20th-best defensive end by ESPNU ... a member of the Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 (state's top prospects) ... helped Mansfield post a 19-5 record over his final two seasons ... named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Super Team as a senior ... a second-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... a second-team all-district 5-5A selection ... named the DL MVP at the Forth Worth Nike Football Training Camp prior to his senior season ... helped lead Mansfield to a 11-2 record and an appearance in the third round of the state playoffs ... tallied 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... named second-team All-Area by the Dallas Morning News as a junior ... named first-team all-district 5-5A ... helped lead Mansfield to a 8-3 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... recorded 6.5 sacks ... also lettered in basketball
Began playing football at age 14 ... lived in Rodeo, Calif. For 14 years before moving to Texas ... enjoys reading, music and video games.
THE RIDGEWAY FILE
My dream as a college football player: To be the best
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball
Favorite vehicle: Ford F-150
Favorite show: Family Guy, Burn Notice
I can't believe I watch: American Idol
Favorite movie: Dark Knight, Spider-Man 3
Favorite sports movie: Friday Night Lights, Glory Road
Favorite actors: Will Smith and Tom Cruise
Favorite musical artist: Wale, J. Cole
Favorite song: Ambition, Wale
Sports hero: Kobe Bryant
Favorite superhero: Superman
Favorite video game: NCAA Basketball
Favorite cartoon characters: Bugs Bunny
Nobody knows how much I like to: Read
I came to Texas because: I wanted to play for championships.