Up Close: Skyler Ridley

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey)

NICKNAME : Rid
FAVORITE CEREAL : Frosted Flakes
FAVORITE BRONCO MENDENHALL QUOTE : “Every day is game day”
BEFORE A FOOTBALL GAME, I : like to nap or watch a movie.
HOW DID I SPEND MY OFF-SEASON : I spent a lot of time with QB’s and other receivers.
WHO IS THE BEST PLAYER I’VE EVER FACED : Leon McFadden, DB from SDSU, and my teammate Jordon Johnson.
ONE PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT : Brazil, the Amazon.
IF I COULD PLAY ANOTHER POSITION, WHAT WOULD IT BE :  Safety.
WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON MY FOOTBALL CAREER AND WHY : My Dad and brothers.
HOW DID I SELECT MY JERSEY NUMBER : I wanted a single digit or teen number, 17 was all that was left.
WHAT DO I WANT TO BE DOING 20 YEARS FROM NOW :  Practicing medicine.
WHAT IS MY FAVORITE HOBBY OR ACTIVITY AWAY FROM FOOTBALL : Water sports, beach or on the lake.
WHAT IS THE BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ : Ender’s Game. or Infinite Atonement
PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE : actor Zac Efron
MY MOST INTERESTING CLASS I’VE TAKEN AT BYU : Sensation and Perception
MY MOST MEMORABLE ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT : Undefeated sophomore year in high school.
WHY DID I CHOOSE TO PLAY FOOTBALL OVER OTHER SPORTS :  I love the contact and physicality.
WHAT WOULD I LIKE TO DO SOMETIME IN MY LIFE : Take my wife on a trip through Europe.
IF I HAD TO GIVE UP ALL OF MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT ONE, WHAT WOULD BE THE ONE THING I KEPT AND WHY : My mission journal. It’s a record of some of my greatest experiences and life lessons.
MY FAVORITE SCRIPTURE : Alma chapters 30-37.
MY ADVICE TO YOUNGSTERS : Pray vocally and remain humble.
IF I WERE ON “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” THE PERSON I’D CALL FOR MY LIFELINE IS : Dave Bullock, my mission president.
IF I WERE HOSTING YOU ON A RECRUITING VISIT TO PROVO, THE MOST IMPRESSIVE THING I’D HAVE TO SHOW YOU IS : The campus and students.
ONE RULE I’D CHANGE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS : Penalties and ejections for collisions.