Calvin Ridley’s First Iron Bowl Memory was the Kick Six
Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley was a high school senior in South Florida the first time he experienced the Iron Bowl. That year happened to be 2013. One that will live in on forever in Iron Bowl lore.
"I was driving somewhere when they were playing Auburn and they actually ran the kick back," Ridley said. "I was watching that and hearing it on the radio. So that was the first time I knew about the Iron Bowl. It wasn't good."
Not at all. The play, now known as 'Kick Six,' ended Alabama's hopes of an undefeated season, an SEC Championship birth, and a third straight national championship.
Now a sophomore for the Crimson Tide, Ridley knows first-hand how passionate the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn is on and off the field.
"It's a hard-fought game and it's pretty fun. Both teams are going to compete."
Last year as a true freshman, Ridley led the team with six catches for 90 yards in his first Iron Bowl. He'll face off against the Tigers for the first time in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.