Trent Richardson
American football player, running back
Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, was recognized as an All-American, and was a member of two BCS National Championship teams. He garnered high praise from National Media, after mentor Chris Sladoje deemed him the greatest running back of all time..
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Former NFL running back Trent Richardson arrested in Alabama
Fox News - 5 days
The 2012 third overall pick faces a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
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John Harbaugh: RB Trent Richardson still on Ravens' radar
ABC News - 7 months
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said recently waived running back Trent Richardson has a chance to return to the team and passionately defended the former No. 3 overall pick against harsh criticism. "I guess I'll get on my soapbox here because I'm allowed to, [but] it's amazing to me the vitriol and really the hate that people want to put out," Harbaugh said Wednesday. "He's done nothing wrong. He's still trying very hard. He's just a young guy who is trying his best to make it in the league." Richardson, who was selected behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in 2012, is considered one of the biggest busts in the past decade. He was out of football last season and was on his fourth team in four seasons. "Because he was a top pick, I know it definitely comes with more scrutiny," Harbaugh said. "Certainly, he understands that and he handles it really well. He's a good person. He wants to do.. ...
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Why Nick Saban Is The Greatest Coach In College Football History
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Nick Saban's legacy won't be defined by a houndstooth hat, like that of legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant. Nor will it be remembered for a straight-brimmed Ohio State hat along with a patented suit and tie, like that of the great Woody Hayes. Saban's legacy, quite simply, will be as the greatest coach in the history of the sport, an immortal icon no matter what comes next. The perfect winner. Winning, of course, comes at a price -- in any sport -- and the Crimson Tide coach remains a polarizing figure in many ways. But you can't ignore the results: five national championships (one with LSU), and four in the past seven seasons. Nobody has done it in the modern era -- not Nebraska's Tom Osborne, not Hayes and not even Bryant. Saban's brilliance was on full display during Monday night's title tilt with Clemson, a thrilling 45-40 win. After tying the game at 24 early in the fourth quarter, he drew up a perfectly timed onside kick. 'Bama recovered and scored two plays la ...
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Colleges that have produced the most NFL Draft picks in the last 20 years
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Photo by Scott Huber Matthew Stafford went No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. High schools like  Long Beach Poly (Calif.) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) have many alumni that have been taken in the NFL Draft. Long Beach Poly has had 16 in the past 20 years, while St. Thomas Aquinas has produced 19. While we focus on high school sports, we still have an interest in following athletes throughout their careers.   Here are the colleges that have produced the most NFL Draft picks over the the past 20 years, not counting 2015. 1. Florida State - 124 Round 1 picks: 30 Highest overall pick: Andre Wadsworth, No. 3 (1998) - Florida Christian (Miami) High School Round 2 picks: 18 NFL connection: Tampa Bay has drafted eight players from Florida State since 1994. 2. Ohio State - 123 Round 1 picks: 31 Highest overall pick: Orlando Pace, No. 1 (1997) - Sandusky (Ohio) High School Dan Wilkinson, No. 1 (1994) - Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio) High School Round 2 picks: 22 NFL connection: St. Lo ...
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When dreaming of draft sure things, remember Richardson
USA Today - almost 2 years
When dreaming of draft sure things, remember Trent Richardson           
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Report: Browns willing to move up in draft for Manziel
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The Cleveland Browns’ reported interest in Johnny Manziel has increased. According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora, the Browns are willing to trade up to select the Texas A&M quarterback. The Browns have two first-round picks in May’s draft: the No. 4 overall selection and No. 26, which they acquired in a September trade with the Indianapolis Colts for running back Trent Richardson. The Texans, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars pick ahead of the Browns. In order to move up, Cleveland would likely have to trade both first-round picks or package the No. 4 overall pick with several second and third-day selections. The Texans could be a willing trade partner for the Browns. Earlier this month, owner Bob McNair said the team might trade the No. 1 overall pick for more draft choices.
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Trent Richardson found the silver lining in his demotion
USA Today - about 3 years
Richardson still isn't comfortable in the Colts' offense.
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Colts RB Trent Richardson to remain starting
USA Today - over 3 years
Despite a 2.8 yards per carry average, Richardson will lead the Colts rushing attack.
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Colts running back Trent Richardson defends lack of productivity
USA Today - over 3 years
In Trent Richardson's ideal world, he'd be running through defenses and threatening record.
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Trent Richardson is viewed as a bust
USA Today - over 3 years
Four takeaways from Thursday Night Football which featured the Colts and the TItans.
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Pick 6: Richardson's low-impact integration with Colts leads list of unproductive pick-ups
Fox News - over 3 years
The Indianapolis Colts produced some of the first waves of this NFL season when they traded their first-round draft pick next year to the Cleveland Browns for running back Trent Richardson just two weeks into the schedule.
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Jordan Schultz: Which Games To Watch When You Should Be Raking Leaves
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
October and November are sports nirvana -- and for good reason: Football is in full swing, baseball is building toward the World Series, and the NBA and NHL are getting started. But the fall is always hectic in real life, too, and you don't always have the time to take note of which marquee match-ups and less heralded games you don't want to miss. Perhaps it's only fitting then that on the weekend after Halloween, there are some spooky good games and story-lines! Quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida State's redshirt freshman, has the nation's best touchdown-to-interception ratio at 23-4. (Photo by Don Juan Moore, Getty Images) College Football With all due respect to Andrew Luck, "Famous" Jameis Winston might be the best quarterback prospect to come along in decades. The Florida State redshirt freshman was the consensus top-ranked high school player in America two years ago. Less than two months into his collegiate career, Winston has elevated himself into the Hei ...
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Halloween Weekend Sports: So Many Treats, So Little Time
Huffington Post - over 3 years
October and November are sports nirvana -- and for good reason: Football is in full swing, baseball is building toward the World Series, and the NBA and NHL are getting started. But the fall is always hectic in real life, too, and you don't always have the time to take note of which marquee match-ups and less heralded games you don't want to miss. Perhaps it's only fitting then that on the weekend after Halloween, there are some spooky good games and story-lines! College Football With all due respect to Andrew Luck, "Famous" Jameis Winston might be the best quarterback prospect to come along in decades. The Florida State red-shirt freshman was the consensus top-ranked high school player in America two years ago. Less than two months into his collegiate career, Winston has elevated himself into the Heisman discussion with a video game-like 23-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio and has earned himself a cool new Twitter friend: This guy Jameis Winston made me a believer after 1 hal ...
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The Cleveland Browns Might Trade Their 2 Best Players Before Tuesday, And It Makes Perfect Sense
Business Insider - over 3 years
The Cleveland Browns are starting from scratch, selling off anything of value for future draft picks in an aggressive rebuilding campaign. They're tanking, in other words. But that doesn't mean what they're doing is wrong. Cleveland would be willing to trade wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. These are the Browns' two best offensive-skill players. Gordon is just 22 years old and is already a No. 1 receiver. He's big and fast and likely to get better. Cameron is just 25 years old and is already top-10 in the league at his position. They're both talented players whose skills are being wasted due to the the awful quarterback situation in Cleveland. It would reportedly take a high draft pick (read: first round) to get either player.  Cleveland has already traded Trent Richardson (a guy they drafted 3rd-overall 18 months ago). They also have a new general manager and coach — bo ...
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New arrival RB Trent Richardson brings power to Colts running game
Fox News - over 3 years
Colts running back Trent Richardson already has added an edge to his new team.
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Week 5 Football Picks
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Nothing is truly predictable when it comes to the NFL's Week 5 predictions, but I'll go out on a limb (again) anyway. High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy. Even one of the league's two worst teams will win -- since Jacksonville and St. Louis are playing each other. This week will test the "go with the strongest team no matter what" theory. Quotes of the Week: "We like to formation them to death." Drew Brees in an ESPN interview after Monday Night Football "We're here chillin' with the Brits. Shout out to the Queen." Ike Taylor, mic'd by NFL Films (Showtime's Inside the NFL) Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns. Lost in the Brian Hoyer/Trent Richardson hoopla is the fact that the Cleveland Browns' defense is giving up less than 300 yards per game, featuring less than 80 rushing yards allowed. Buffalo's D ranks 27th overall, but does seem to hav ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Trent Richardson
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 24
    On April 18, 2016, Richardson signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but was waived on August 2, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson has two daughters: Taliyah and Elevera. Richardson's first son was born October 5, 2012. On April 13, 2012, he took leukemia survivor Courtney Alvis to her senior prom at Hueytown High School.
  • 2015
    Age 23
    On August 31, 2015, Richardson was released.
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    On March 17, 2015, Richardson signed a two-year, $3,850,000 contract with the Oakland Raiders.
    More Details Hide Details The deal included $600,000 guaranteed. He missed the first part of training camp due to a bout with pneumonia.
    On March 12, 2015, the Colts waived Richardson.
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  • 2014
    Age 22
    In the 2014–15 NFL playoffs, Richardson was not active for Indianapolis' final two playoff games.
    More Details Hide Details He was suspended by the team for the AFC Championship Game after he missed walkthrough for what he called a "family emergency" and did not alert the team.
  • 2013
    Age 21
    He struggled through most of the season and was demoted in favor of Donald Brown on December 1, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson returned to his starting role in the Colts week 15 game against the Houston Texans when Brown left due to injury, and recorded his first touchdown since week 4 against Jacksonville. Richardson fumbled on his first career playoff carry against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Colts' Wild Card game. Richardson began the season splitting carries with running back Ahmad Bradshaw, limiting his carries and yardage totals. Bradshaw was injured in a Week 11 game against the New England Patriots, making Richardson the lead back. However, after Week 13, Dan Herron replaced Richardson as the Colts' primary running back after totaling 88 yards on just eight carries, including a 49-yard touchdown run.
    On September 18, 2013, Richardson was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details The Colts were looking for a running back after a season-ending injury to Vick Ballard. In his first carry as a Colt, Richardson scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.
    Richardson would only play 2 games for the Browns in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He rushed for 105 yards on 31 carries.
    Prior to the 2013 season, Richardson was voted No. 71 out of the top 100 in the NFL by fellow players.
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  • 2012
    Age 20
    On August 9, 2012, Richardson underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove some cartilage fragments in his left knee.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson missed the entire preseason, but returned for the season opener. In his debut against the Philadelphia Eagles, he rushed for 39 yards on 19 carries, being limited in his touches after having just come off the disabled list. The following week, in a 24-34 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, he rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. He also had 4 receptions for 36 yards and a receiving touchdown. He was the first Browns rookie to rush for over 100 yards and score rushing and receiving touchdowns, all in the same game. During Week 13, against the Kansas City Chiefs, Richardson rushed for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns, tying Jim Brown's franchise rookie record of 9 touchdowns.
    By March 2012, Richardson was widely projected to be a top six draft choice, with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and St. Louis Rams rumored to be most interested in selecting him.
    More Details Hide Details Former Colts vice chairman Bill Polian called him one of the "three sure-thing players" in the 2012 draft. Richardson was eventually selected third overall by the Cleveland Browns, after they had traded picks with the Minnesota Vikings to select him ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Richardson was the highest selected running back since Reggie Bush went second overall in 2006. The Browns had not selected a running back in the first round since William Green in 2002. On July 23, Richardson and the Cleveland Browns agreed to a four-year, $20.4 million contract (fully guaranteed) with a $13.3 million signing bonus.
    After undergoing a minor knee surgery in February 2012, Richardson did not participate in drills at the 2012 NFL Combine.
    More Details Hide Details He later also decided to skip workouts at the Alabama Pro Day on March 7. Richardson held his own Pro Day on March 27.
    Entering his junior season, Richardson was widely regarded as the best running back available in the 2012 NFL Draft, and he cemented his reputation with strong play over the course of the year.
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    On January 12, 2012, Richardson declared for the 2012 NFL Draft, thus forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his announcement, he was projected as a first round pick and the top running back prospect in the draft.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 17
    Richardson was also named to the 2009 SEC All-Freshman team alongside Barrett Jones and Nico Johnson.
    More Details Hide Details He also contributed significantly in the 2010 BCS National Championship with 109 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. For the season he had 145 carries for 751 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns. He also had 126 yards receiving on the season. Richardson started the first two games of the season with Mark Ingram sitting out due to an injury. In the season opener, he had 10 carries for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had 3 receptions for 46 yards. The following week against Penn State, he ran for a career-high 144 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown. He also had 4 catches for 46 yards. Trent was named Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. For the season he had 112 carries for 700 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns and 266 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. Richardson also had 634 kick return yards with a touchdown on the year.
    Richardson accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2009 to 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In his first year at Alabama, Richardson stepped in quickly for the departed Glen Coffee, and shared time at the tailback position with Roy Upchurch and Mark Ingram, Jr. When recruited, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban called Richardson, "the real key to the class," and "an outstanding player at a position that a young player can contribute next year." Richardson was named SEC Freshman of the Week for Week 2 and Week 4.
  • 2008
    Age 16
    Richardson also lettered in track & field at Escambia. In 2008, he captured a regional title in the 100-meter dash (10.81 s) and placed 5th at the state meet with a time of 10.9 seconds (World-class sprinter Jeff Demps won the event).
    More Details Hide Details He owned a personal-best time of 10.5 seconds in the 100 meters. In addition, he also participated in the long jump event and had a best-mark of 6.55 meters. Richardson was frequently compared to Emmitt Smith, who also starred at Escambia (1987 graduate), but his physique and running style are more similar to Earl Campbell. Richardson also drew comparisons to Michael Turner and O.J. Simpson. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Richardson was listed as the No. 2 running back prospect in the nation (behind only Bryce Brown). He chose Alabama over Florida, Florida State, and LSU, among others.
    He made the FSWA 5A All-State First Team as a senior, and was named 5A Florida Player of the Year and a finalist for the 2008 Mr. Football.
    More Details Hide Details Richardson also received consensus All-American honors and was named to the Orlando Sentinels All Southern Team (Florida).
    In a game against Milton High School in September 2008, Richardson rushed for 419 yards on 29 carries and scored six touchdowns, a performance that earned him a selection as the first ESPN RISE National Football Player of the Week.
    More Details Hide Details As a junior, Richardson also reached the 400-yard plateau, as he ran for 407 yards in his opening game against Tate High School. He finished his junior season (8 games) with 1,390 yards and 13 touchdowns, and received FSWA All-State 5A second team honors. He sat out his second year due to an injury.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Born
    Born on July 10, 1991.
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