Adds depth as the primary backup at the left cornerback position in the defensive secondary and could compete for the starting position during the preseason … can play both cornerback positions … also used on special teams … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … previous bowl trips: 2006 Sugar, 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Car Care.
2008 (r-Jr.): Played in all 13 games and started three … saw action on more than 160 plays, including a season-high 60 plays against Villanova … used in 56 plays at East Carolina … registered 19 tackles for the season, including 12 solo tackles and a tackle for loss … season-high eight tackles, including a quarterback hurry and a tackle for loss at East Carolina … four tackles at Louisville … three solo tackles against Villanova … one solo tackle at Colorado and against Cincinnati … assisted on a tackle at Connecticut and against USF.
2007 (r-So.): Played in all 13 games and started two … saw action on more than 140 plays, including a season-high 50 plays against Western Michigan … used in 23 plays at Marshall … collected nine tackles, including four solo stops … also broke up one pass … two tackles against Western Michigan … two unassisted and two assisted tackles and a pass breakup against Marshall … two solo stops against East Carolina … had one tackle against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.
2006 (r-Fr.): In the pool at cornerback as a redshirt freshman ... finished with three tackles for the year … pair of tackles vs. Eastern Washington.
2005 (Fr.): Redshirted … did not see varsity action.
Prep: Speedy corner for Coach Maurice Belser at Rickards High ... first team all-state and All-Big Bend ... recorded 75 tackles, seven interceptions, two blocked punts and a forced fumble as a senior for the district champs ... selected to play in the Florida All-Star Game … outstanding sprinter in track and state champion in 4x400m relay ... state 3A weightlifting champ ... National Honor Society … National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Birthday is April 21 ... son of Johnny and Emma Richardson ... one of five children ... majoring in finance.