29  De'Von Richardson
De'Von Richardson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Bowie, Md.

High School:
Bowie HS

Last College:
Navy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
DB


2013 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in all 12 of the team's games as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Finished with 15 total tackles including six solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Tallied a season-high three tackles twice - at ACC-foe, Virginia Tech, and again at SEC-opponent, Auburn ... Recovered a fumble in the home win over Elon, pouncing on the loose football during a Phoenix punt return in the first quarter of the OT victory.

2012 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 11 of WCU's games with three appearances in the starting lineup on defense ... Made his WCU debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill with his first career start coming at ninth-ranked Wofford ... Finished the season with 37 tackles including 22 solo stops and a pair of tackles resulting in eight yards of losses ... Recorded four tackles in his first game vs. Mars Hill - all solo stops - while also forcing and recovering a fumble ... Posted one pass break-up at Furman ... Credited with a career-high 12 tackles against eighth-ranked Georgia Southern.

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.

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