Claridge was USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1998 and 1999 and received Pac 10 All Conference honors in both of those years, too. He played in 1999 East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. He started 48 games for USC during his career and was drafted in the second round of the 2000 NFL draft by the Falcons. He for Atlanta and Carolina and then spent one season with Hamilton in the CFL.