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#22 Colby Richardson Season 2024

Defensive Back
Graduate Student
New Orleans, La.
High School
McMain HS
Previous School

Graduate transfer defensive back from McNeese who played one season with the Tigers … Made an immediate impact for LSU in 2022, playing in 12 games with 5 starts … Appeared in 39 games (27 at McNeese, 12 at LSU) with 28 starts (23 at McNeese, 5 at LSU) … 69 career tackles to along with 3 interceptions … Graduated from McNeese in the spring of 2022.

Appeared in 12 games with 5 starts, all at cornerback … Started season-opener vs. Florida State and then followed that with starts in 4 of LSU’s next 5 games … Finished year with 12 tackles … LSU best 3 tackles in road win over Auburn … Had 2 tackles in LSU debut vs. Florida State and 2 vs. Mississippi State.

SENIOR SEASON (2021 at McNeese)
Played in 10 games, all starts, at cornerback … Recorded 22 tackles, a sack and a pair of interceptions …
Intercepted pass in season-opener against West Florida … Started at cornerback against LSU in Tiger Stadium and recorded 3 tackles … Had 5 tackles in first meeting vs. Incarnate Word … Returned an interception 37 yards in second meeting of the season against Incarnate Word …

JUNIOR SEASON (Spring 2021 at McNeese)
Starter in all 7 games … Recorded 15 tackles with 1 interception and 3 pass break-ups … Picked off his only pass of the season against Nicholls late in the game to seal a 43-31 win over the 11th-ranked Colonels.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019 at McNeese)
Saw limited action due to injuries … Appeared in 3 games with 2 starts at cornerback … Recorded 7 tackles … Added 1 tackle for loss and recovered a fumble … Had 4 tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in win over Southern in season-opener … Starts came against Oklahoma State and Alcorn State.

Played in 7 games, starting 4 times … Capped season with 13 tackles, 3 pass break ups and a forced fumble … Best game came against Southeastern Louisiana with 4 tackles.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017 at McNeese)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2017.

All-around athlete, playing cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback positions during his senior season at McMain High School in New Orleans … Two-time first team all-district … Threw for 435 yards and 6 touchdowns … Caught 20 passes for 385 yards and 4 TDs … Rushed for 670 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns … On defense as a junior, totaled 35 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 forced fumbles … Also returned a kickoff for a touchdown during his prep career … As a freshman starting receiver, caught 36 passes for 645 yards and 5 TDs … Ran 100, 200, 4×100 and 4×200 in track and field.


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