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Houston Ridge

Houston Ridge
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-18) July 18, 1944 (ageĀ 69)
Place of birth: Madera, California
Career information
College: San Diego State University
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 13 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 1966
Last played in 1969
Career history
Career NFL statistics

Houston Robert Ridge, Jr. (born July 18, 1944 in Madera, California) is a former professional American football defensive linemen who played four seasons for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. He achieved notoriety for filing a class-action lawsuit against the team in 1969 after suffering career-ending injuries that he claimed were caused by steroids and amphetamines issued to players. Ridge ultimately reached a $250,000 settlement with the Chargers.[1]

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