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  Terry Richardson
Terry Richardson

Player Profile

Corona, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188

Wide Receiver


ASU CAREER: Accomplished receiver and perhaps the most dangerous kick and punt returner in school history...averaged 28.7 yards-per-return on kickoffs with one touchdown, the highest career kickoff return average in ASU history, edging Sun Devil legend Wilford "Whizzer" White's (1947-50) career mark of 28.3 a receiver, totaled 103 receptions for 1,523 yards (14.8 avg.) and 13 touchdown catches...finished the 2006 season as ASU's active leader in career receiving yards...averaged 13.2 yards per punt return with two touchdowns for his career...totaled 3,368 all-purpose yards at ASU, averaging 86.3 all-purpose yards-per-game for his career...was a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree and earned All-America recognition as a junior in 2005...appeared in the 2007 Hula Bowl All-Star Game...played in 39 games with 21 starts.

2006: Played in the first six games before missing the second half of the season due to injury...started at wide receiver at Colorado, California and against Oregon...despite the missed time, he earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors as a kick returner...returned a third-quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against No. 12 Oregon on Sept. 30, the first ASU player to return a kickoff for a score at Sun Devil Stadium since Bruce Hill's 96-yard return on Nov. 8, was also ASU's first scoring kickoff return in any location since Tom Pace in 2001 and was one of only two kick returns for touchdown in the Pac-10 during the 2006 season...totaled five receptions for 113 yards (22.6 avg.) and two touchdown catches...averaged 11.1 yards-per-return on 19 punt returns and 33.6 yards-per-return on nine kickoff returns...caught a 10-yard pass and averaged 12.7 yards-per-return on three punt returns against Northern Arizona on Aug. 31...averaged 13.0 yards-per-return on punt returns and hauled in a 25-yard touchdown from quarterback Rudy Carpenter against Nevada on Sept. 9...recorded a 19-yard reception and averaged 17.6 yards-per-return on five punt returns, including a season-long return of 48 yards at Colorado on Sept. 16...tallied a season-best 231 all-purpose yards at No. 21 California on Sept. 23, catching two passes for 59 yards, including a season-long 49-yard touchdown to go along with 172 yards on kickoff and punt returns...returned two punts for 26 yards and totaled 125 yards on kickoff returns against Oregon, tying him for seventh on ASU's single-game kickoff return yardage list (Terry Battle vs. UCLA, 1996)...was listed as a preseason third-team All-America honoree as a kick returner by Phil Steele...named First-Team Preseason All-Pac-10 as a kick returner by several listed as the third-best punt return specialist in the nation by Phil Steele...ranked as the sixth-best return man in college football by the Sporting News...regarded as the fifth-best all-purpose athlete in the nation by Lindy's...joined Michigan's Steve Breaston as the only two returning athletes that ranked within the nation's top-20 in kickoff and punt return average last season...entered the season as ASU's active career leader in receptions (98), receiving yards (1,410) and touchdown catches (11).

2005: Played in 11 games, starting seven...earned second-team All-America honors by, and also received first-team All-Pac-10 recognition, both as a kick return specialist...earned the Babe Alex Denon Award, presented to ASU's special teams player of the year...ranked third in the Pac-10 Conference and 16th in the nation averaging 27.3 yards per kickoff return, the third-highest single-season average in ASU history...placed second in the Pac-10 and seventh nationally averaging 15.3 yards per punt return, which was the seventh highest single-season average in school history...ranked 27th in the nation averaging 137.9 all-purpose yards-per-game...returned two punts for touchdowns, an 84-yard return versus No. 1 USC on Oct. 1, and a 71-yarder against rival Arizona on Nov. 25, his scoring return against the Trojans was the 10th-longest punt return in school history and was the first punt return for touchdown by a Sun Devil since current St. Louis Ram Shaun McDonald's 81-yard scoring dash against USC in 2000...earned Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week honors following his performance against USC...had 629 total kickoff return yards and 337 punt return yards, good for the third- and fifth-highest single-season totals in ASU history, respectively...his punt return yardage total was the highest amount by a Sun Devil since the 1971 season...finished fourth on the team in both receptions (37) and receiving yards (495), while tying for third on the squad with five touchdown catches...surpassed the century mark in receiving for the third time in his career with a season-high 119 receiving yards, in addition to six catches and a touchdown at Stanford...during that game he also recorded a season long 38-yard reception...collected a season-best and tied his career-high with seven catches for 75 yards against No. 5 LSU...caught six passes for 82 yards and a score at Washington State...he again caught six passes for 62 yards and a career-high two touchdown receptions at No. 14 UCLA...had two receptions for 46 yards and a score against Rutgers in the 2005 Insight Bowl.

2004: Earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 accolades...played in all 12 games with nine starts...caught 45 passes for a total of 679 yards...ranked second on the team with 679 receiving yards...was ninth in the Pac-10 with 56.6 receiving yards per game...averaged 15.1 yards a catch...tallied six receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown...finished third on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,018 and an average of 84.8 per game...averaged 28.8 yards per kickoff return (four for 115 yards) and 18.5 yards per punt return (10 for 185 yards)...his lone rushing touchdown of the season came at home against Oregon State...recorded two 100-yard receiving games...had seven catches for 159 yards (both career highs) and one touchdown against UCLA...caught a 65-yard pass to score the go-ahead touchdown in ASU's fourth-quarter comeback against the Bruins...tallied five catches for 107 yards and one TD vs. Stanford...recorded over 100 all-purpose yards in four games...returned two kickoffs for 80 yards, including a 67-yarder, at Arizona...also returned three punts for 96 yards with a 45-yarder vs. the Wildcats.

2003: Played in 10 games with two starts...started against USC and Stanford...caught 18 passes for 236 yards...gained 21 yards on punt returns and 46 on kickoff returns...caught a season-high four passes at Iowa for 34 yards and returned a kickoff for 27 yards, his longest of the season...also had four catches for 79 yards at Oregon State...had a season-long 34-yard reception against USC...gained 18 yards in his only rushing attempt of the season against Arizona.

2002: Had an outstanding redshirt season on the scout team, earning the McBurney Offensive Scout Team Award.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif.... PrepStar All-American who listed as the No. 3 wide receiver in the West...was rated as the No. 3 skill athlete in the nation and the No. 7 player in the states of California, Nevada and Hawaii (combined) in the preseason by SuperPrep...earned four votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best In The West" poll...was a member of the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" list (the Top 100 players on the West Coast)...was listed as a "Super Prospect" by the recruiting site to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl game...was the first four-year football letterwinner in the history of Centennial High School...earned all-league and Player-of-the-Year honors his senior year...was all-city as a junior...collected 55 receptions for 973 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...also rushed for 191 yards and five more scores...also played defensive back and racked up 93 tackles and six interceptions during career...set school records for receptions (167), receiving yards (3,026), longest offensive touchdown (86 yards), shuttle run (4.1 sec), and vertical jump (37.5)...caught over 100 passes for just over 2,000 yards and 26 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons combined...had 12 catches for 220 yards in the championship game vs. Norco High School to help his team win the 2000 Mountain View League title...also lettered in volleyball and basketball...captained football two years, volleyball for one year and basketball for one year...voted MVP of his volleyball team for the 2000-01 season...coached by Matt Logan.

PERSONAL: Is pursuing a degree in interdisciplinary studies (sociology and education)...parents are Terry (truck driver, Richardson Trucking) and Victoria (AFS/Adata Corp. supervisor)...has one brother, Tyrel (19), and two sisters, Meashay Livingston (28) and Vonnay Battle (26)...lists his most exciting sports experiences as playing varsity football as a freshman and winning his first football championship in 2000...hobbies include music, cars and spending time with his nieces and nephews...born June 12, 1984 in Dominguez Hills, Calif....full name is Terry Richardson Jr.

CAREER HIGHS: Receptions: 7, twice, last vs. LSU (9/10/05). Receiving Yards: 159, vs. UCLA (10/23/04). Receiving Touchdowns: 2, at UCLA (11/12/05).

Richardson's Career Statistics

Year G/GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. Avg./G
2003 10/2 16 236 14.8 0 34 23.6
2004 12/9 45 679 15.1 6 65 56.6
2005 11/7 37 495 13.4 5 38 45.0
2006 6/3 5 113 22.6 2 49 18.8
Career 39/21 103 1,523 14.8 13 65 39.1
Kickoff Returns
Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.
2003 10/2 2 46 23.0 0 27
2004 12/9 4 115 28.8 0 67
2005 11/7 23 629 27.3 0 49
2006 6/3 9 302 33.6 1 100
Career 39/21 38 1,092 28.7 1 100
Punt Returns
Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.
2003 10/2 6 21 3.5 0 9
2004 12/9 10 185 18.5 0 45
2005 11/7 22 337 15.3 2 84
2006 6/3 19 210 11.1 0 48
Career 39/21 57 753 13.2 2 84

Richardson's Game-by-Game Statistics

Northern Arizona1 10010
Nevada1 25125
at Colorado1 19019
at California2 59149
Oregon0 000
at USC0 000
at WashingtonDNP DNPDNPDNP
at Oregon StateDNP DNPDNPDNP
Washington StateDNP DNPDNPDNP
Temple0 000
LSU7 75019
at Oregon State1 909
USC1 13013
Oregon3 24010
at Stanford6 119138
Washington3 2409
at Washington State6 82129
at UCLA6 65226
Arizona2 38032
vs. Rutgers2 46124
UTEP5 70134
at Northwestern5 65130
Iowa4 48034
Oregon State5 3909
at Oregon3 40124
at USC2 24015
UCLA7 159165
at California4 48020
Stanford5 107141
Washington State2 25118
at Arizona0 000
vs. Purdue3 54032
Northern Arizona1 10010
Utah State0 000
at Iowa4 34012
at Oregon State4 79026
USC2 49034
Oregon2 22013
at North Carolina- DNP--
at UCLA0 000
California3 42021
at Stanford0 000
at Washington State- DNP--
Arizona0 000
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