Steven Richardson
Steven  Richardson


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Mt. Carmel HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 300


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2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Has played in all six games and started four • recorded 18 tackles with six for a loss of 24 yards and two sacks. Game-by-Game: Recorded three tackles including a sack that resulted in a seven yard loss against Oregon State and recovered one fumble (the Gophers would go on to score their first touchdown of the game after the turnover) • notched three tackles against Indiana State • started against Colorado State and notched seven tackles with a career high four for a loss of 15 yards and one sack • made one tackle against Penn State • registered three tackles with one for a loss of two yards against Iowa • recorded one tackle against Maryland. 

 Played in 10 games and started nine • missed three games due to injury • made 26 tackles, including 8.0 tackles-for-loss (second on team) • finished second on team with 3.5 sacks for a loss of nine yards • broke up two passes and added a quarterback hurry • forced and recovered a fumble • named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the conference coaches • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Tallied one tackle, including .5 sack, against TCU • registered a career-high seven tackles with three coming behind the line of scrimmage, forced and recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and added a sack at Colorado State • made two tackles versus Kent State • totaled four tackles, including a sack, and added a pass breakup against Ohio • recorded four tackles at Northwestern • tallied four tackles, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a sack at Purdue • registered a solo stop versus Nebraska • notched three tackles with one coming behind the line of scrimmage against Michigan • started versus Illinois, but did not record any statistics • competed against Central Michigan, but did not record a statistic.

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Started 12 of 13 games played • made 23 tackles • notched 6.0 tackles-for-loss, including 2.0 sacks, and forced one fumble • named the Gophers' Defensive Freshman of the Year. Game-by-Game: Recorded three tackles and .5 sack in his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • made two tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against Middle Tennessee • started at TCU and made one tackle • tallied two tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against San Jose State • recorded one tackle-for-loss at Michigan • notched two tackles, including .5 sack, against Northwestern • made one tackle against Purdue • tallied four tackles at Illinois • made 1.5 tackles-for-loss (one sack) and forced a fumble against Iowa • made one tackle against Ohio State • assisted on one tackle at Nebraska • notched one tackle at Wisconsin • made two tackles against Missouri, including .5 tackle-for-loss.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago • won back-to-back state titles, starting with the Class 8A championship in 2012 • the Caravan posted a 13-1 record en route to the 2013 Class 7A state title • tallied two sacks during the championship game, and helped Mount Carmel's defense hold its opponent to 71 yards of offense • anchored a defense that notched six shutouts and allowed more than 10 points in only four games • made 64 tackles as a senior, which included 34 tackles-for-loss and 17 sacks • forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble • coached by Frank Lenti • lettered in track and field • ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout, while ESPN gave him two stars • Rivals listed him as the No. 37 player in Illinois, while 247Sports had him at No. 46 and ESPN had him at No. 57 • Scout ranked him as the No. 63 defensive tackle in the nation, while 247Sports had him at No. 89.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 28, 1996 • son of Steven and Valerie Richardson • has two brothers (Alex and Jordan) and one sister (Lauren).


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