Jamel Richardson

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Jamel Richardson
Free agent
Richardson Grey Cup.jpg
Jamel Richardson (right) with Matt Dunigan after winning the 98th Grey Cup MVP award.
Date of birth: (1982-01-22) January 22, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Syracuse, New York
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): SB
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
College: Victor Valley College
High school: Corcoran
Organizations
As player:
2003-2006
2007
2008-2013
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Dallas Cowboys
Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2008, 2011
CFL East All-Star: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Jamel Richardson (born January 22, 1982 in Syracuse, New York) is a Canadian football slotback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. Richardson attended Corcoran High School before he was a two year All-Foothill Conference in Basketball and All-American in Football at Victor Valley College where he led the state in receptions and yardage.

Professional career[edit]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Richardson played for four seasons, from 2003–2006, for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Over that span of time he caught 113 passes for 1471 yards and scored 4 touchdowns.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Richardson was signed by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League in March 2007, but he faced an uphill battle at making the Cowboys' roster due to the depth Dallas had at the wide receiver position. On August 27, 2007, the Dallas Cowboys waived Richardson, along with seven other players, as part of its roster cuts prior to the start of the 2007 Regular Season.

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

On March 18, 2008, the Montreal Alouettes signed Richardson.[1] In the 2008 season, Richardson was named a CFL All-Star after leading the CFL with 16 TD receptions while catching 98 passes for 1287 yards.

Richardson made news on January 7, 2009, when it was reported that he turned down an offer from the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL and chose to remain with the Alouettes for at least 3 seasons. He also drew interest from Seattle, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay.[2]

On November 28, 2010 in the 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Richardson helped the Alouettes to a 21-18 victory as well as receiving the MVP trophy. He was the first receiver to receive this honour since 2003. For six consecutive seasons Richardson amassed over 1,000 receiving yards; from 2008 through the 2012 CFL season. On August 4 2013, partway through the season, Richardson tore his LCL and ACL, in his left knee, during practice. He then missed the remainder of the 2013 CFL season.[3] Following the season-ending injury, Richardson was part of the teams final cuts of 2014 training camp and was released on June 21, 2014.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2003 SSK 6 22 328 14.9 35 1 2 2 38 19.0 25 0
2004 SSK 6 20 210 10.5 35 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 SSK 14 55 663 12.1 42 0 1 6 49 8.2 12 1
2006 SSK 4 16 270 16.9 49 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 DAL 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 MTL 18 98 1,287 13.1 81 16 2 12 214 17.8 55 1
2009 MTL 16 85 1,055 12.4 63 9 2 13 178 13.7 23 3
2010 MTL 17 97 1,271 13.1 61 7 2 13 262 20.2 53 2
2011 MTL 17 112 1,777 15.9 59 11 1 4 95 23.7 41 1
2012 MTL 15 62 1,011 16.3 75 5 1 3 78 26 45 0
CFL totals 103 567 7,872 13.9 81 52 11 53 914 17.2 55 8

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