Has shown he has good football skills since joining the team as a walk-on … Is a little undersized but has good strength … Got some practice time at both inside linebacker spots early on … Has spent most of his time at the backer position the last two years … A solid player who is being counted on to supply depth.
2008: Missed the season … Rejoined the team for off-season workouts and posted a personal-best 370-pound bench press … Returned to the backer spot for spring practice … Posted a tackle during the team’s first spring scrimmage and broke up a pass in another scrimmage … Contributed three solo tackles during the Maroon-White game.
2007: Contributed as a backer on the scout team during the fall … Had a personal-best 33 1/2-inch vertical jump during off-season testing … Did not participate in spring practice.
2006: Worked at both inside linebacker positions during the course of the year … Bench pressed 350 pounds during spring testing.
High School: Played linebacker, fullback, defensive end and offensive line for Coach Mike Smith at Hampton … Earned first-team all-state honors as both a defensive end and an offensive guard following his senior season … Was a two-time Daily Press All-Star … Helped team to a state title as a senior … Played in the Virginia High School League All-Star game … Also a wrestler, who helped team to a district title his sophomore year, taking third at 215 pounds.
Personal: Timothy Macarthur Richardson … Born 2/16/87 in Hampton, VA … Son of Tracy Richardson … Majoring in public and urban affairs.