Jon Ritchie was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, PA. He went on to attend Cumberland Valley High School, where he lead his team to the state championship in 1992. After High School Ritchie went on to attend The University of Michigan for his freshman and sophomore years.
After his two years at Michigan, he decided to transfer out for his junior and senior seasons. He decided to attend Stanford University for finish off his collegiate playing career.
Ritchie was selected in the third round, pick number 63 overall, by the Oakland Raiders. He started five seasons for the Raiders and played for them in their Super Bowl loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After that season, Ritchie left the dark side to join our Philadelphia Eagles for the 2004 season.
He suffered a severe knee injury while with the Birds and his career was cut short. In his short NFL playing days, the Stanford alum had rushed for a total of 36 yards, but caught 150 balls and recorded 7 total touchdowns.
Ritchie officially retired from the NFL in 2006 and has since started a career in television and radio. He started his broadcasting debut by announcing games for NFL Europa, a league which …read more