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Clifton Richardson

210 lbs.
Newport News, Va.
Menchville HS
High School

2012 – Appeared in seven games … missed four games with injuries … finished the year with 59 rushing yards on 24 carries … made one reception for 20 yards … returned six kicks for 111 yards … made season debut at Georgia Tech … rushed once for one yard at Georgia Tech and returned three kickoffs for 58 yards … missed TCU and La Tech game with injury … returned to action at Duke with 5 rushes for 15 yards … returned one kick for 21 yards … carried 6 times for 26 vs. UMD … missed NC State game with injury … returned for the Miami game and rushed thre times for 12 yards. 2011 – One of 12 true freshmen that made collegiate debut against William & Mary … first career reception was a TD vs. NC State … has appeared in all 13 games … rushed seven times for 57 yards and a TD in debut against the Tribe … registered career highs with 11 rushes and 70 yards in an OT win against Idaho … rushed five times for 32 yards and a TD against then-No. 12 Georgia Tech … rushed five times for 33 yards at then-No. 23 Florida State … rushed six times for 33 yards against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Running back at Menchville High School in Newport News … ESPNU Top 150 prospect … SuperPrep All-American … the No. 56 prospect on[apos]s 247Sports[apos] Top 100 Recruits list … ranked No. 20 RB in nation by … No. 6 player in state according to … rated No. 47 WR in country by … received a scouts grade of 80 from … rated a four-star prospect by, … versatile athlete who played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, safety, and kick returner for coach John Byron … two-time first-team All-Peninsula District selection … participated in the 2010 Offense-Defense All-America Bowl … recorded over 1,000 rushing yards two consecutive seasons … rushed for 1,268 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior … also lettered in track for the Monarchs, running the 100 and 200-meter dashes.