The Faith Lutheran high school football team received a surprise motivational message from a star professional going into last season. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr sent a video wishing the Crusaders good luck and urging them to work hard over the upcoming months. Carr had known then-Faith Lutheran coach Vernon Fox since he was a child and was happy to reconnect ahead of the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
Though Ridley’s targets, catches, yards, yards per target were all similar from his rookie campaign, he did so in three fewer games and the recent first rounder had 395 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons last four games, which would’ve paced him up to 108 catches and 1,580 yards in a 16-game season. Ridley has not topped 900 yards in a season yet but he’s caught nearly 70-percent of his targets from Matt Ryan and averaged 9.22 yards per target with 17 touchdowns in his last 28 games.
The Raiders drafted Clelin Ferrell with the No. overall pick in the 2019 Draft, and he will play up to his draft slot in 2020. The then-Oakland Raiders shocked some people early in the 2019 NFL Draft, as they bypassed Josh Allen from Kentucky to select Clelin Ferrell from Clemson.