|22 Terrell Richardson|
Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Expected again to be in strong contention for either a starting assignment or top reserve status at either the strong safety or nickelback position as a senior … Exclusively came off the bench as a sophomore before developing into a part-time starter during junior campaign in 2015 … Has made rapid ascent up defensive depth chart following arrival as a walk-on four years ago … Competitive spirit, grasp of scheme assignments and physicality have all fueled progress, as has performance on special teams squads the last three seasons … Has played in 32 career contests and made eight starts … Tallied 56 overall tackles (33 solo), posting multiple stops on 11 occasions … Twelve (12) hits have come as a member of special teams … Has played in two bowl games … Contributed three tackles during the first spring scrimmage on April 9 … Credited with a pair of tackles in the Purple-Gold Game (April 16) … Produced some notable numbers during the spring strength and conditioning testing process … Can bench press 370 pounds, back squat 460, power clean 308 and push jerk 300 … Has a vertical leaping ability of 32” while also recording a 9’7” broad jump and 4.48 time in the 40-yard dash and a 4.40 clip in the pro shuttle.
2015: Opened six of 12 games during junior year … Started first six games (Towson, Florida, Navy, Virginia Tech, SMU, BYU) before coming off bench in remaining half dozen tilts … Tallied 30 tackles (21 solo) and one pass breakup (Towson) … Logged at least one stop in nine outings and reached multiple totals on six occasions, including a career-high seven (six solo) at BYU … Chipped in with five tackles each in contests vs. Florida and Virginia Tech, while recording four in separate battles against Towson and Connecticut … Made potential game-saving solo hit against Tigers on a fourth-and-seven play from the ECU 16-yard line with just 1:55 remaining in the game … Averaged 4.0 tackles (24) per contest as a starter (compared to a 1.0 tpg average as a reserve) … Twenty-three (23) stops came on rushes, five on passing plays and two on kickoff returns (special teams) … Recipient of the Rock Roggeman Heart-of-the-Pirate Award at conclusion of season, an honor which symbolizes a positive attitude, unmatched work ethic and commitment.
2014: Appeared in 12 games and made two starts … Opened regular season finale against UCF and Birmingham Bowl against Florida after starter Lamar Ivey suffered injury at Tulsa ... Booked a combined 12 stops in both starts, collecting a season-best six hits each against Knights and Gators … In all, recorded 20 tackles (12 solo) ... Four stops were on special teams units (3/kickoff return, 1/punt return) ... Registered multiple stops in the last four tilts of the year, totaling 17 tackles (eight solo) ... In addition to performance against UCF and Florida, also registered three stops off the bench against Tulsa (all solo) and two vs. Tulane … Credited with single tackles in outings against Virginia Tech, USF and Connecticut … Only hit behind the line of scrimmage came against Gators (-1 yard) at Legion Field … Did not play against SMU.
2013: Experienced action in eight games, primarily on special teams units … Credited with six total tackles, two coming as solo hits … Made five stops on kickoff coverage unit (one on punt team) … Posted a season-high two tackles on two occasions – vs. NC State and vs. Ohio in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl … Added single stops vs. Tulsa and UAB.
2012: Joined Pirate program as a walk-on prior to fall workouts … Redshirted as a true freshman and made contributions to both the special teams and defensive scout squads.
High School: Lettered under coach Daniel Finn … Helped the Bulldogs to a 9-3 overall and 6-1 conference record as a senior … Returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown in a 38-7 win over Southern Durham in the second round of the 2010 NCHSAA playoffs … Played cornerback, safety and outside linebacker … Also sprinted for the track and field team.
Personal: Full name is Terrell Armaun Richardson … Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice during ECU’s Spring Commencement Exercises on May 6, 2016 … Excelled in the classroom as an undergraduate with selection to the school’s Honor Roll during multiple semesters.