Mike Richardson (American football, born 1984)
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|Date of birth:||February 18, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Sumter, South Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202|
|Career NFL statistics|
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Michael Isaiah Richardson (born February 18, 1984) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Notre Dame.
Richardson attended Warner Robins High School in Warner Robins, Georgia and was a letterman in football and track. In football, he was a two-time All-League pick.
After graduating from high school, Richardson attended the University of Notre Dame. After redshirting his freshman season in 2002, Richardson played in all 13 games in 2003, mainly on special teams, seeing time at cornerback in three games. He started five games in 2004 at cornerback, recording one interception and forcing three fumbles. In 2005, Richardson would start all 12 games at cornerback and finished fifth on the team with 66 tackles while also picking up three interceptions. As a fifth-year senior in 2006, Richardson would lead all Division 1-A independent schools with four interceptions. Richardson would play his final two seasons at Notre Dame under former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who became the Fighting Irish's head coach in 2005.
Mike Richardson measured in at 5'10" 188 pounds at his Pro Day.
He ran a 4.48 40 yard dash (1.47 10 yard split) with a 4.05 20 yard shuttle and 6.27 3 cone time. He had a vertical jump of 36" and broad jumped 10'7".
New England Patriots
Richardson was waived by the Patriots on August 30, 2008 during final cuts. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, where he remained until he was then promoted to the Patriots' active roster on October 20. That day, Richardson made his regular season debut on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos and picked up a season-high six tackles. Richardson would go on to play 10 games as a reserve cornerback for the Patriots in 2008, recording 17 total tackles.
He was released by the Patriots on August 17, 2009.
Kansas City Chiefs
On September 30, 2009, Richardson signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs released Richardson on September 3, 2010 after training camp but was resigned on December 1, 2010. After playing in zero games, he was again released on December 26, 2010.
On December 27, 2010, Richardson was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts. He made his first appearance on January 2, 2011 against the Tennessee Titans on special teams and as a reserve cornerback and recorded 1 tackle.