Daryl Richardson

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Daryl Richardson
Richardson during his time with the St. Louis Rams
No. 35 New York Jets
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Vernon, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood
College: Abilene Christian
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 252
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Rushing yards: 690
Rushing average: 4.1
Rushing TDs: 0
Long: 26
Stats at NFL.com

Daryl Lashay Richardson[1] (born April 12, 1990) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Abilene Christian.

College career[edit]

Richardson attended Cisco College in 2008, a local Texas community college where he rushed for 526 yards and 7 touchdowns on 95 attempts.

Richardson then transferred to Abilene Christian, which he attended from 2009 to 2011. Appearing in 34 games with 23 starts for the Wildcats, Richardson amassed 2,303 yards on 453 carries with 34 touchdowns.

Richardson during 2013 Rams training Camp.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 3/8 in 192 lb 30 5/8 in 9 1/8 in 4.47 s 1.57 s 2.54 s 4.36 s 7.07 s 40 1/2 in 11 ft 3 in 16 reps
All values from Abilene Cristian Pro Day [2]

Richardson was selected in the seventh round (252nd pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was picked second to last in the entire draft, the only player to proceed him was Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 253rd pick.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On June 6, 2012, Richardson signed a four-year contract with the Rams worth $2.15 million.[3] During his rookie campaign, he was the primary backup to then Rams starting running back Steven Jackson over fellow draftee, second-round pick Isaiah Pead. Richardson played in all 16 games, gaining 475 rushing yards on 98 attempts, as well as 24 receptions for 163 yards.[4] His best performance came in Week 2 of the regular season against the Washington Redskins when he rushed 15 times for 83 yards and scored a 2-point conversion.

Richardson was waived on May 15, 2014.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Richardson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on May 16, 2014.[6] He was released on August 30, 2014,[7] but signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[8] Richardson was signed a to reserve/future contract on December 30, 2014.[9]


Richardson is the brother of running back Bernard Scott, and cousin of wide receiver Clyde Gates. Richardson married Morgan Myrick, his college sweetheart, at Abilene Christian University on March 21, 2015.


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "Daryl Richardson". ProFootballWeekly.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "St. Louis Rams - Player Contract Information". RotoWorld.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Daryl Richardson Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh. "Rams waive Daryl Richardson". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (May 16, 2014). "Jets Acquire RB Daryl Richardson off Waivers". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2014). "Seven Signed to Jets Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 31, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lange, Randy (December 30, 2014). "Jets Sign Simms, Plus 8 to Reserve/Future Deals". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 

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