During Richardson’s three years at Alabama, he displayed tremendous talent, performing at the highest level (3,860 yards and 42 touchdowns) while facing elite competition (the SEC) at a position that typically translates well from college to the pros (running back). But as we now know, that wasn’t the case with Richardson.
After a somewhat promising rookie season, the Browns shocked the NFL by abruptly trading Richardson to the Colts in Week 3 of the 2013 season. Over the next four years, Richardson bounced around three more NFL teams. In 2017, desperate to keep his football dreams alive, Richardson had stints with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football league.