Former LSU running back Stevan Ridley announced on Instagram Friday that he will be playing for the Detroit Lions next season.

He played this past season with the New York Jets.

stevanridley: New York I hate that I couldn't do more for you this past year, but the opportunity y'all gave me after my injury to do what I love the most.. I can never put a price on. The relationships I've gained with my brothers in New York, as well as developing a sense of true patience will take me much further beyond the game of football. Coach Bowles you truly are a leader of men. The Jets Organization is on the up and coming, and I wish you guys nothing but the best. John Mellody and the Jets training staff were an absolute blessing as well. A1 and arguably the best out there! To the Organization and city of NEW YORK I truly thank you for all the love. But now it's on to Detroit for me! I can't be happier for another shot to tote this pill and showcase the gifts I've been truly blessed with! Detroit, I've got a suprise for you this year, I promise. I'm ready to get to work with my new family, so April 18th can't come soon enough! Lets eat fellas, and this year we want the whole plate!! #longliveKiDRiD #onlyGOD

Ridley played at LSU from 2007-2010. His first year as a full-time starter for the Tigers came during his junior season where he rushed for 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The Natchez, Miss, native entered the 2011 NFL Draft after his junior year and was selected by the New England Patriots with 73rd overall pick in the 3rd round.

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StormTiger97 months
Congrats to the guy, he's done well for himself and always works hard and represents himself well.
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GreatLakesTiger2497 months
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rattlebucket97 months
His hs coach said he was the best nfl player to ever come out of natchez, MS and he thought that some folks would disagree. I know, for one, I didn't disagree watching him score vs Tenn 2010 after we got a do over after Tenn had 47 men on defense on the prior play.
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Bayou Tiger97 months
Class act, and a bright guy
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