Minutemen drop Mid-American Conference opener on the road
Big plays push Badgers to win over Minutemen in season-opener.
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As a Graduate Student At UMASS in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt-junior in 2012 (Maryland): Played in five games with six tackles (3 solo) on the year ... Had two tackles at West Virginia (9/22) - both solo stops ... In the season-opener at William & Mary (9/1), had one solo and one assisted tackle.
As a redshirt-sophomore in 2011 (Maryland): Was injured during the preseason and utilized a medical redshirt to enter 2012 with two years of eligibility remaining.
As a sophomore in 2010 (Maryland): Started all 13 games at anchor ... Made a career-high five tackles against Navy (9/6) and combined on a tackle for loss ... Tied that career-high with five stops against FIU (9/25), including a career-best two tackles for loss ... Had four takedowns against Clemson (10/16), including one TFL ... Made one tackle against Miami (11/6) ... Recorded two tackles against Virginia (11/13) ... Had his first career sack against Florida State (11/20) and finished with three stops ... Followed with another sack against NC State (11/27) for a loss of 10 yards.
As a freshman in 2009 (Maryland): Played as a reserve defensive tackle in the final six games ... Saw his first action vs. Virginia (10/17) ... Had one tackle in each of the final three games.
Before College: The highly regarded defensive lineman ranked No. 60 nationally among strongside defensive ends by Rivals.com ... Also a member of the Rivals.com 2008 South Carolina Postseason Top 35 ... Ranked No. 80 nationally among DEs by Scout.com ... Placed No. 124 nationally among defensive ends by Scouts, Inc. ... Member of the SuperPrep South Carolina Top 46 ... A 2008 third-team all-state selection after posting 51 tackles, including two sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... Played in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas (S.C. vs. N.C.) ... Also considered Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina ... Coached by Geremy Saitz.
Personal: Born in Columbia, S.C., to parents Sandra and James Richardson ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Majored in American Studies at Maryland.