No. 35 New York Jets
|Date of birth:April 12, 1990|
|Place of birth: Vernon, Texas|
|High school: Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood|
|College: Abilene Christian|
|NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 252|
|Debuted in 2012 for the St. Louis Rams|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Daryl Lashay Richardson (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.
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.
2012 NFL Draft
|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 |
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
On June 6, 2012, Richardson signed a four-year contract with the Rams worth $2.15 million. 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. 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.
New York Jets
- "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com.
- "Daryl Richardson". ProFootballWeekly.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "St. Louis Rams - Player Contract Information". RotoWorld.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Daryl Richardson Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Alper, Josh. "Rams waive Daryl Richardson". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- 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.