2011 (Junior): Sat out due NCAA transfer rules ... Named the team's defensive scout team player of the week following the Samford game ... Missed the 2012 spring drills with a torn achilles tendon.
Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. ... Played in 12 of Navy's 13 games a year ago including starting the final nine contests in the defensive secondary ... Recorded 55 tackles and four pass breakups a season ago ... Recorded his only interception in a 35-17 victory over Notre Dame at New Meadowlands Stadium ... Attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2008-09; At Bowie HS: Graduated from BHS in 2008 where he was a two-sport athlete, lettering in football and track & field ... Was an all-county and all-league selection his senior year while also being named honorable mention All-Met Conference in football.
Personal: Full name is De'Von Keyonte' Richardson ... Is the son of Pamela Richardson ... Was born in Germany where both of his parents were stationed in the Army.