|80 Torian Richardson|
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming Memphis Game
Hopes to bounce back from an inactive spring and compete for a place on the offensive depth chart at one of the inside receiver positions ... Was held out of spring drills because of academic commitments, but is expected to rejoin pass-catching corps during preseason camp ... Should again add quality depth on offense and possibly provide a boost to various special teams units in 2012 ... Displays the prototype tools of an inside receiver in the spread scheme, offering plenty of speed, quickness and elusiveness ... Did not complete entire strength and conditioning testing process, but did record a back squat of 420 pounds.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011: A young and developing receiver who appeared in four games during the season, consecutive contests against Houston, Memphis, Navy and Tulane ... Finished the year making three receptions for 28 yards ... Caught a pair of passes for 21 yards, 10 and 11-yard grabs, against the Cougars during the Pirates' next-to-last drive of the contest ... Both receptions at Houston were good for first downs ... Hauled in Rio Johnson's lone pass against the Green Wave, gaining seven yards during the final drive of the game.
2010: Redshirted during initial season at East Carolina and enjoyed a productive campaign on the scout squad ... Officially signed with head coach Ruffin McNeill's program in February.
High School: Led the Rebels with 50 catches for 962 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... Also returned two punts, both for touchdowns, and six kickoffs for 128 yards for coach Chris Miller ... Named to the all-region team as a senior ... Prior to the start of the 2009 season, ranked as The State's 33rd-best senior in South Carolina ... Helped Rebels capture the 2007 and 2008 AAAA Division I State Championships and a runner-up finish as a senior ... Rated as scout.com's 23rd-best prospect in South Carolina ... Key member of the BHS program that opened the '09 campaign with a No. 2 national rank by PrepNation ... A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, which ranked him among the top 100 receivers nationally ... Took part in the NIKE 7ON Tournament before senior season ... Also ran track and was an all-region honoree as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Torian Rashad Richardson ... Born January 6, 1990 at Greer, S.C. ... Son of Kelvin and Latis Richardson ... Nickname is T-Rich ... Has not declared a major ... Says fans are the best part about playing at ECU ... Lists Percy Harvin as favorite NFL player ... Credits entire family as most influential on his career.