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#4 Demario Richard
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
High School: Palmdale
Experience: 1 Letter
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  • One of the premier running backs in the West.
  • Brings to ASU an excellent blend of strength, toughness and quickness.
  • Has great burst and a strong lower body to go along with excellent hands out of the backfield.
  • Speedy enough to dash to the sidelines and physical enough to run between the tackles. 

 FRESHMAN (2014):

  • Ranked second on the team in rushing with 487 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Led all Sun Devil backs in yards per carry with 5.7
  • All Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • 2014 SCOUT All-American Honorable Mention
  • Appeared as a true freshman in the opener against Weber State (8/28), finishing with 24 yards on the ground and one reception for 22 yards.
  • Had the first touchdown rush of his career on a 49-yard scamper against UNM (9/6)
  • Had a career game against Utah (11/1), leading the team in rushing 14 times for a 116 yards with no negative rushes in the game
  • Posted career highs with three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame (11/8) while adding 50 yards and a touchdown on the ground
  • Led the team with 68 rushing yards against Arizona including a 27 yarder (11/28)
  • Was named the MVP of the Sun Bowl after a career high four touchdowns, two rushing and two receiving touchdowns(12/27). 


  • A four-star recruit according to ESPN and, listed by as the No. 28 running back recruit in the nation, also ranked by as the No. 51 overall prospect in the West Region and the region's fifth-best running back recruit. Rated by as the No. 38 running back in the nation, listed by ESPN as the No. 43 running back recruit in the nation. Rated by 24-7 sports as the No. 44 running back prospect.
  • Played in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California.
  • Product of the same high school that produced former ASU star Derek Hagan, the Pac-10 Conference's career leader in receptions at the conclusion of his Sun Devil career.
  • Carried 503 times for 4,251 yards (8.5 average) with 63 rushing touchdowns over his three-year varsity career.
  • Also caught 29 passes for 563 yards (19.4 avg.) with five touchdowns.
  • Tallied 5,469 career all-purpose yards.
  • Posted 153 carries for 1,180 yards (7.7 avg.) with 23 rushing touchdowns as a senior in 2013 and added 11 receptions for 211 yards with two scores.
  • Tallied 1,603 all-purpose yards as a senior.
  • Had his top rushing season as a junior, totaling 1,722 yards on 188 carries (9.2 avg.) with 24 touchdowns, while adding 11 receptions for 212 yards with two touchdowns, collecting 2,311 all-purpose yards.
  • Chose ASU over scholarship offers from the majority of the Pac-12 as well as from Colorado State, Fresno State, Iowa State, Michigan State, Nebraska, San Diego State, Tennessee, Utah State and West Virginia.
  • Coached by Jeff Williams at Palmdale High. 
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