Antonio Richardson, OT

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Nashville, TN
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 336 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2013 Season
Richardson played and started in each of the Vols 12 games this season at left tackle helping Tennessee to 2,261 rushing yards in 2013, the most by UT since 2004. Over the course of the season, the Vols offensive line helped UT to five 200-yard rushing games and a 1,000-yard rusher in Rajion Neal, the first 1,000 yard rusher since Poole in 2010. Nashville, Tenn. native Richardson, who was named to the AP All-SEC second team last season, has started the last 24 games at left tackle for the Vols.
2012 Season
Games/Starts: 12/12...Earned starting left tackle job in training camp as senior Dallas Thomas makes move to left guard...Started all 12 games at left tackle...Helped offense to 475.9 yards per game (20th in NCAA), 315.6 yards of passing offense (15th in NCAA), just eight sacks allowed (0.67 per game/fourth in NCAA)...Vols had five games with 500-plus yards of total offense in 2012, the most since posting six in 1997...Aided offense in school-record 718 yards vs. Troy (11/3)...Did an outstanding job against #17 South Carolina (10/27), holding Jadevon Clowney without a sack while he blocked him throughout the game...Helped Vols to 633 yards of total offense vs. Akron (9/22) including 232 rushing...Helped UT to 524 yards of total offense vs. NC State (8/31), including 191 rushing yards.
2011 Season
Games/Starts: 12/0...Has played in all 12 games as part of offensive line on field goal and PAT attempts...Saw a few snaps in the backfield as a fullback at Kentucky (11/26)...Played one snap as an extra fullback in win over Vanderbilt (11/19)...Made debut vs. Montana (9/3), playing final two series.
High School
Rivals: 4-star (No. 74 overall prospect nationally, No. 7 overall offensive tackle, No. 1 overall prospect in Tennessee)...Scout: 4-star (No. 18 overall offensive tackle)...ESPN: 4-star (No. 105 overall nationally, No. 8 offensive tackle)...Selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl...ESPNU 150 Team...Rivals100 Squad...Earned Division 2-AA All-State First Team honors...Named to The Tennessean's All-Mid State team...Played for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team in the Team USA vs. The World game...Named to Mobile Press-Register's Southeast 120 and ranked 25th...Part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks during junior campaign...Part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks during junior campaign...Added 60 pancake blocks...Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 49 overall/No. 7 offensive lineman).
Full Name: Antonio James Richardson...Born: February 24, 1992...Son of Lanny Richardson...Majoring in Communications.
Player News
05/13/2014 - Vikings Sign 15 College Free Agents: Antonio Richardson, Tackle, Tennessee...Started 24 consecutive games at LT for the Vols including all 12 games during the 2012 and 2013 seasons and played in 36 total games at Tennessee...A member of the offensive line that aided the Volunteer offense gain 2,261 rushing yards in 2013, the most by Tennessee since 2004...CBSSports.com Third Team All-American, AP All-SEC Second Team Selection...Aided offense in school-record 718 yards vs. Troy (11/3/12) in which current teammate Cordarrelle Patterson amassed a team-best 219 receiving yards. Richardson and Patterson were teammates for one season. - Minnesota Vikings

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