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Demario Richard Signs NLI With Sun Devil Football
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 02/05/2014
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Demario Richard
RB • FR • 5'10• 203 LBS          
Palmdale, Calif./Palmdale HS

One of the premier running backs in the West...gives ASU an excellent blend of strength, toughness and quickness...has a strong lower body and great burst...has excellent hands out of the backfield...speedy enough to dash to the sidelines and physical enough to run between the tackles...a four-star recruit according to ESPN and Scout.com...played in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif....listed by Scout.com as the No. 28 running back recruit in the nation...also ranked by Scout.com as the No. 51 overall prospect in the west region and the region’s fifth-best running back recruit...rated by Rivals.com as the No. 38 running back in the nation...listed by ESPN as the No. 43 running back recruit in the country...ranked by 24-7 Sports as the No. 44 running back prospect...mentioned on the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune’s “Western 100” list after his senior season...a product of the same high school as former ASU star Derek Hagan, the Pac-10 Conference’s career leader in receptions at conclusion of his Sun Devil career...carried 503 times for 4,251 yards (8.5 avg.) with 63 rushing touchdowns over his three-year varsity career...also caught 29 passes for 563 yards (19.4 avg.) with five touchdowns...saw action on defense as well, collecting 78 career tackles with seven interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles...also spent time on kick and punt returns...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...posted 44 tackles (22 solo) with five interceptions, three pass deflections and one forced fumble as a senior...had his top rushing season as a junior, totaling 1,722 yards on 188 carries (9.2 avg.) with 24 touchdowns...added 11 receptions for 212 yards with two touchdowns...collected 2,311 all-purpose yards...carried 162 times for 1,349 yards (8.3 avg.) with 16 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011...caught seven passes for 140 yards with a touchdown...tallied 1,555 all-purpose yards as a sophomore...posted 34 tackles (13 solo), 3.0 sacks and two interceptions in 2011...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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