On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the Jeopardy clue read “Perhaps the most appropriate name ever: Wave Ryder, of this service academy.”
“I got a text message that said I was on Jeopardy,” Ryder said. “I was like ‘No. I’m at practice right now. I’m not on the show.’ And they were like ‘No. You were a clue on Jeopardy.’ I was like ‘No way!'”
It’s not often someone gets to literally and figuratively live out his name. But that’s exactly what former Navy football player Wave Ryder has done since childhood.
What Ryder and those who know him will say is that he’s more than a Jeopardy clue. (more…)