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#3 Tony Richardson
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.
High School: University
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THREE-YEAR LETTERMAN - Seasoned and proven performer at outside linebacker…can make the big play off the edge and bring pressure...projected to return to starting role at outside linebacker...had another strong spring and is ready for a big senior season...SoCon Academic Honor Roll recipient again for 2016.

2016 – Played in all 11 games and posted 15 solo stops and 13 assists for 28 total tackles...saw action in a reserve role but still was on the field for 483 snaps...lettered for the third time…had six games of at least three tackles...racked up a season-high five stops against The Citadel...had four tackles in the season finale at Wofford…credited with tackles for loss against Akron, Bucknell (sack), and Samford...broke up passes against Morehead State and The Citadel...played a season-high 60 snaps against The Citadel.

2015 – Played in all 11 games with 10 starts at outside linebacker…lettered for the second time…led the team in tackles-for-loss with 10.0 for 50 yards…finished the year with 30 solo tackles and 18 assists for 48 total tackles…posted at least four tackles in seven games…put together the game of his season against Morehead State when he registered four tackles-for-loss for 22 yards which included three sacks for 20 yards…also intercepted a pass against Morhead State…broke up two passes and had two quarterback hurries on the year…racked up six tackles with two-for-loss (15 yards) against Bucknell and had five tackles with 1.5 TFL against Chattanooga.

2014 - Saw playing time gradually increase as season progressed…played in all 12 games seeing action in over 300 plays…was in the two-deep at outside linebacker and played special teams…made a season-high four tackles against Chattanooga…credited with a half tackle for loss against Gardner-Webb…lettered as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL – First Team All-State, All-OVAC and TRAC...all-area team...#2-ranked player in W.Va...had 25 tackles and five sacks in 2013...posted 18 catches for 356 yards and three TD's...had 61.5 tackles the previous year to go along with 16 receptions.

MAJOR - Economics and Business major.

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