CAREER: Quick defensive end that has been used primarily in passing situations through his first three years ... appeared in 29 games and recorded 18 tackles, including two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... will compete with Kapron Lewis-Moore at one of the defensive end positions in 2009.
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 of Notre Dame's 13 games on the year ... saw considerable action in passing downs ... tallied 11 tackles, including a half-tackle for a loss and a half-sack during his junior campaign ... registered a season-high three tackles vs. Boston College ... made seven special-teams appearances and played 50:48.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to develop as a pass rushing threat for the Irish ... saw action in nine games for Notre Dame as a sophomore (all but USC, UCLA and Air Force) ... registered his first tackle of career in the season opener vs. Georgia Tech ... recorded the first sack of his career the following week vs. Penn State ... had his first multi-tackle game against Purdue, finishing with three tackles ... ended his sophomore campaign with seven tackles and a sack in 53:11 of playing time ... used sparingly on special teams, making 10 appearances.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games as a third-down defensive end in passing situations ... totaled 11:22 of playing time and made 19 special-teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga. ... Gatorade Player of the Year for 2005 in Georgia ... defensive player of the year and first-team defensive lineman on '05 Georgia Class AAA all-state team by Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... one of four outside linebackers/defensive ends on Journal-Constitution Best of the Rest in Georgia team ... helped Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga., to 8-3 mark as senior in '05 and second round of state playoffs, making 85 tackles and 12 sacks ... credited with 18 tackles in second game of senior season ... made 85 tackles and three sacks as junior in 2004 ... his high school placed more players on '05 NFL opening-day rosters (six) than any other high school in the country ... born Jan. 27, 1988 ... son of Morrice and Magalene Richardson ... high school coach was Dallas Allen ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting ... earned a 3.083 grade-point average in `07 spring semester.
Richardson's Career Statistics