BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference and All-American honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior-year rushing totals included 258/1348/16 over the course of a 15-game season. Also added 34/339/5 as a pass-catcher. Set a single-season school record with 1676 rushing yards as a junior.
POSITIVES: Diminutive ball-carrier with a variety of skills. Quick-footed, sidesteps defenders, and squirts through the small openings on the field. Instinctive, patiently waits for blocks to develop, and runs with excellent vision. Solid pass-catcher who reaches back and grabs the errant throw. Works hard to keep runs alive.
NEGATIVES: Small, easily knocked from running form, and not breaking tackles or picking up yardage off initial contact.
ANALYSIS: A former walk-on who quickly impacted the program at ASU, Richardson offers potential as a situational back. Plays bigger than his listed size and competes hard, which gives him an advantage.