September 5, 2012
Cleveland rookie running back Trent Richardson returned to practice on Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove torn cartilage in his left knee on Aug. 9. The No. 3 overall pick out of Alabama may be available to the Browns for Sunday's opener against the Eagles. With his dreadlocks flowing out of his orange helmet and a black rubber sleeve on his knee - which has been operated on twice since he helped the Crimson Tide win a national championship in January - Richardson took some snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense during the portion of practice open to the media, then had a short quiz on his assignments with running backs coach Gary Brown (he passed)
September 8, 2011 |
After losing to Alabama in the second game of the 2010 season, Penn State left Tuscaloosa with a lot of haunting memories, perhaps the worst being watching its defensive players bounce off running back Trent Richardson like so many gnats off a windshield. The 5-foot-11, 224-pound Richardson, filling in for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, rushed for 144 yards - still his career high - on that muggy night, and caught four passes for 46 yards in the Crimson Tide's 24-3 victory.
December 6, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck entered the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. He will head to New York for the presentation of college football's most famous player-of-the-year award having relinquished front-runner status to another quarterback - one known as RG3. Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Montee Ball are the Heisman finalists. The group, announced Monday, will be at the presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.
December 8, 2011 |
Dominating defensive tackle Devon Still has been selected Penn State's 96th first-team all-American, earning a spot on the CBSsports.com all-America team. A senior cocaptain, Still is the Nittany Lions' 22d first-team all-American since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993 (26 total selections). Penn State has earned 10 first-team all-America honorees in the last seven seasons. SEC presents honors Alabama tailback Trent Richardson is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year while LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne earned defensive honors.
March 17, 2014 |
Ben Tate signed a two-year, $7 million free-agent deal on Saturday with the Cleveland Browns, who have been desperate to find a quality every-down running back since trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis early last season. The 25-year-old Tate, who spent the last four years with Houston, is excited to begin a new chapter with the Browns. "I feel like now that I've been given this opportunity that I can be one of the top backs in the league," he said in a teleconference. "I'm going to let my play speak for itself.
December 15, 2011 |
ARIZONA STATE has hired Todd Graham as its next football coach. Arizona State athletic director Lisa Love announced yesterday that Graham will replace Dennis Erickson, who was dismissed following a 6-6 season in which the Sun Devils dropped their final four games. Graham spent just one season in Pittsburgh, where he led the Panthers to a 6-6 mark and a tie for second place in the Big East. The move caps a tumultuous season for the Panthers, who announced in September that they're leaving the Big East for the ACC by 2014 and will now be looking for their fourth head coach in the last 13 months.
December 5, 2014 |
IT'S ALWAYS funny until somebody gets hurt. Colts running back Trent Richardson and special-teams returner Josh Cribbs - both former Browns players - have vowed to dive into the Dawg Pound if they score against Cleveland on Sunday. That's like wearing a Cowboys jersey at an Eagles game. You can do it, but things might get ugly. Browns head coach Mike Pettine - who coached at North Penn and William Tennent high schools - is pretty sure Richardson and Cribbs won't get a warm welcome.
March 30, 2012 |
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Trent Richardson swept the Cleveland Browns off their feet, or at least one notable member of the franchise. The former Crimson Tide tailback probably left a lasting impression on Browns running backs coach Gary Brown on Thursday during Round 2 of Alabama's pro day. Richardson bowled over Brown, a still-sturdy, eight-year NFL veteran runner, in a blocking drill. So a potential suitor - the Browns have the fourth pick in April and need a running back - at least knows Richardson packs a wallop.
April 11, 2012
NFL NETWORK analyst Mike Mayock, a Newtown Square resident, will break down each position in advance of the draft for Daily News readers. Here is Part 2 with his take on the running backs: BEST TRENT RICHARDSON Alabama 5-10 1/8, 227 Hand: 9 1/2 40-yard dash: 4.47 225-bench: 25 Projected Rd.: 1 (picks 4-6) Mayock: "Richardson might be the best non-quarterback in the draft. He won't make it past 6. He's as close as I've seen to Adrian Peterson.
January 11, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Alabama's players whooped it up amid the confetti and fireworks Monday night after winning the BCS championship, having stewed for two months about their first meeting with top-ranked Louisiana State. With a smothering display of old-school football, the No. 2 Crimson Tide blew out the Tigers, 21-0, for their second national title in three years. Coach Nick Saban accepted the trophies Tuesday morning and admitted that he might have savored it more than the title two years ago. "To be honest with you, I think I maybe did," Saban said.