NFL draft prospect Riley Ridley reflects on his mother's impact

The football star and former Georgia wide receiver discusses how he credits his mom for his success.
4:41 | 04/25/19

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brought a kid correspondent, you know, bring your kid to work day so I brought -- remember him? Remember camdyn? He went to the super bowl for us, right? Yep. Good. He is a big Seahawks fan and knows how big the morning is in Nashville. The draft is kicking off hours from now and for hundreds of athletes their lifelong dream of playing pro football will become a ryal. One of those, Riley Ridley, he says his success on the field is thanks to one very special person, camdyn, he said it's his mom. ������ ��� never seem to ask the questions why ��� That's Calvin as a baby. This is Riley. Touchdown, Riley Ridley. My mom would probably say she taught us everything we know. She was really fast. She ran track for ft. Lauderdale high and got us running, swimming, anything with sports in it, being an athlete, it came from her. ������ my dad is from South America. One day my mom came home own told us our dad was deported and would go back to his hometown. I was about 4, 5, I didn't understand what was going on. The father was the breadwinner and he took care of me and my four boys before he got deported. My mom, she had to step up and fill those shoes to be the mom and dad. She did a great job and I feel like when I'm physical in the field that's just my competitive edge to things and I feel like I got that from my mom. This is Riley and a friend. This is Calvin. I helped do activities with them and used to take them outside and used to make them run, turn and I'd throw the football to I remember I was playing in little league football and hear my mom, screaming, you got to be rough, you got to be tough. Catch that ball, Riley. You tough, you strong. Run, Riley. The Atlanta falcons select Calvin Ridley. My brother is Calvin Ridley for the Atlanta falcons. My oldest son made it to the NFL. I had so much joy in my heart. It's like a dream. Once I started seeing my brother was able to do these thing, Yo, I can do these things. Just imagine a mother that raised four single boys and for them to pull through all of that and become the man they are. That's a blessing. A blessing, indeed. Run, Riley, run. This is just an exciting time for players like Riley. Jesse palmer is back with me and we already got the gronkology. You know what it's like to play in the NFL. What can they expect? The advice you have to give them, one is reflection. You have to think about the journey, getting to this point but you also have to have a lot of gratitude and thank those people who helped you get to this point. My advice for a lot of these young men today would be be humble. Your bank account is going to a lot more zeros in the bank account but the journey is just beginning and have just now arrived and the real work starts now because you're playing with the best of the best. Oh, my goodness. Great advice. You know what it's like to wait to hear your name called. What is that feeling like when you -- and the giants finally said your name what was it like. It was one of the greatest days of my life. It was a realization of my childhood dream. My mom and dad made the day so special and painted the house, got it all ready and put my pictures up, had hats and the room. The general manager for the giants said how are you feeling. I said good and he said you should because we just drafted you. Everybody screamed in the room. Very special. Special being part of our coverage. What are you excited about. The first pick, the Arizona cardinals and we don't know who they'll take. I think they'll take Kyler Murray but it's a big mystery. I'm going with boast have. It is a mystery. We don't know what's going to happen. Tune in and find out.

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