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Eric Richardson
25   Eric Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duncanville, Texas

High School:
Duncanville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
4L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 32 career games and has started 21 contests . . . has 1,834 career rushing yards on 385 carries for a 4.8 average . . . enters his senior season needing 30 yards to move into 10th place on the school?s career rushing chart . . . has led the team in rushing in each of the last two seasons . . . has also rushed for 14 touchdowns in his career . . . has 74 receptions for 523 yards and a 16.3 yard average during his career . . . has seven career 100+ rushing games . . . has had two games scoring three rushing touchdowns, coming against San Jose State as a freshman and Indiana State his sophomore season . . . a two-time honorable mention all-WAC selection . . . 2002 ?? Played in all 12 games . . . started 11 games . . . missed becoming the first running back since 1997 to rush for 1,000 yards by only 43 yards . . . rushed for a team-best 957 yards for a 5.3 average with six touchdowns . . . had four 100+ rushing games . . . had his second-best career rushing game with 197 yards on 30 carries against UTEP . . . had two straight 100-yard rushing games vs. Baylor and Kansas . . . had 105 yards on 10 carries vs. Baylor . . . gained 170 yards on 16 carries vs. Kansas . . . his final 100+ rushing game came against SMU when he gained 139 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries . . . had a 10.6 average per rush vs. Kansas, 10.6 average vs. Baylor and a 7.6 average on 10 carries against Oklahoma . . . ranked third on the team in receiving with 34 receptions for 249 yards . . . had a season-best 67 yards on five catches vs. Boise State . . . had a career-long 65-yard run against Baylor . . . was an honorable mention all-WAC performer . . . 2001 ?? Played in all 11 games . . . started 10 contests . . . was bothered most of the season with a neck strain . . . was the leading rusher with 469 yards and five touchdowns on 131 attempts . . . also was second on the squad in receptions with 34 catches for 203 yards . . . opened the season with 75 yards and three touchdowns vs. Indiana State . . . had a season-best 119 yards and one TD on 22 carries against 11th-ranked Fresno State . . . had 188 all-purpose yards in that game, as he also caught a season-best eight passes for 69 yards . . . was an all-WAC honorable mention selection . . . 2000 ?? Played in nine games . . . missed the North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech games . . . completed the season with 408 rushing yards, three TDs and a 5.7 average per carry . . . was Tulsa's second-leading rusher in 2000 . . . also caught six passes for 71 yards, and returned six kickoffs for a 20.7 average . . . entered the second-to-last game with just eight rushing yards, and totaled 400 yards in the final two contests . . . ranked eighth in the WAC in rushing . . . rushed for 194 yards and three TDs against San Jose State on 27 carries for a 7.2 average . . . his 174 yards ranks 17th on the school's single-game rushing chart . . . a week later, rushed for 206 yards on 35 carries against Nevada, which was the 11th best rushing performance in school history . . . Overall ?? Has excellent speed and quickness . . . has good feet . . . enjoyed a solid spring . . . an elusive running back . . . has the ability to reach full speed quickly.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Duncanville High School . . . was the third-leading rusher in district 7-5A as a senior . . . earned fall-district merits his senior season . . . rushed for 1,470 yards in 10 games his senior season . . . was a Dallas Morning News area top-100 player his senior season . . . was a member of the Class 5A state championship team his junior season . . . rushed for 715 yards on just 52 carries for a 13.8 average per carry . . . also lettered two years in track . . . set a school record in the 110 hurdles in a time of 13.81 . . . high school coach was Bob Alpert.

Personal: Favorite movie is Top Gun . . . his favorite TV show is ?Martin? . . . lists Warrick Dunn as his favorite NFL player, and his favorite NFL team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . . . his favorite non-football athlete is Tiger Woods . . . lists Of Mice and Men as his favorite book . . . his favorite game as a child was hide-n-seek . . . the three words that best describe him are ?handsome, athletic and smart? . . . his favorite local restaurant is Red Lobster . . . if he were forced to give up all but one of his possessions, he would keep a picture of his mother . . . most admires his mother, Alice . . . majoring in communication . . . born January 2, 1982 in Dallas, Texas.

Richardson's Career Statistics

RushingGAttGainLossNetTDAvgLong
2000 (Fr)9724322440835.739

2001 (So)111315073846953.623
2002 (Jr)1218210337695765.365
Total3238519721381834144.865

ReceivingGRecYdsAvgTDLong
2000 (Fr)967111.8021
2001 (So)11342036.0024
2002 (Jr)12342497.3037
Total32745237.1037

KO ReturnsGNoYdsAvgTDLong
2000 (Fr)9612420.7026
2001 (So)11000.000
2002 (Jr)12000.000
Total32612420.7026