On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 AM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinic The purpose of the clinic is to provide prospective cheerleaders with the best preparation for try-outs on March 5th.
  • Sat., Mar. 05, 2016 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best cheerleading program in the NFL!
  • Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST Playmakers Tryouts The Playmakers are the Ravens promotional team. Come join us and become part of the best organization in the NFL.
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Marching Ravens Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 2:00 PM EDT Torrey Smith Charity Basketball Game Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced that his annual charity basketball game will return to Baltimore on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena.
  • Thu., Apr. 28, 2016 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Fri., Apr. 29, 2016 7:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Sat., Apr. 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Thu., Jun. 02, 2016 8:00 AM EDT Ravens Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 2-4 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.
  • Fri., Jun. 03, 2016 8:00 AM EDT Ravens Beach Bash This summer will mark the 5th annual Ravens Ocean City Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite, June 2-4 in Ocean City, Md. Join Ravens Players, Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Band, Mascots and talent from 98Rock and Miller Lite as they turn Ocean City into Ravenstown for the weekend.

News

Print
RSS

Ravens Fan Among Those Killed In Navy Shooting

Posted Sep 18, 2013

Mike Ridgell attended every Ravens home game since 1996, except when in Iraq.


One of the 12 people killed in Monday’s Washington, D.C., Navy Yard shooting was a dedicated Ravens fan.

Mike Ridgell, 52, of Westminster, Md., attended every Ravens home game since 1996, except those played when he was in Iraq.

Ridgell was at Sunday’s home game against the Cleveland Browns with his friends, wearing a Terrell Suggs jersey. His brother, Todd Ridgell, is a season-ticket holder in section 538.

Shawn Edwards, a friend who attends games with the Ridgell brothers, said he plans to drape a Suggs jersey over Mike’s empty seat during Sunday’s game against the Texans.

“We have a Raven brotherhood,” Edwards said. “We would go all summer without seeing each other. But as soon as we saw each other on Sundays, it was like we never left.”

Ridgell was a member of the Colts Corral marching band, and a fan of the Canadian Football League’s Baltimore Stallions in 1994 and 1995.

“He was all about Baltimore football. When the Ravens came to town, he started bleeding purple,” Edwards said. “He was very excitable, very enthusiastic, and had a deep passion for the game.”

Ridgell grew up in Brooklyn Park in Anne Arundel County. He was a Maryland State Police trooper before working at the Navy Yard. He spent three years in Iraq as a private security consultant, and was a highly-skilled sharpshooter.

Ridgell is survived by his wife, Tracey, and three daughters, Heather Hunt and Maddi and Megan Ridgell. Edwards said Ridgell was a devoted family man who always talked about his three girls.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos