|2 George Richardson
Saw action in all 11 games including four starts at wide receiver, again seeing time as the kickoff returner ... Hauled in a career-high 26 passes - tied for fourth on the team - for 335 yards and three touchdowns ... Amassed 1,037 yards on 38 kickoff returns including returning one 99 yards for a TD to start the second half against Furman ... Averaged 27.3 yards per kickoff return to rank third in the Southern Conference ... Finished fourth in the league in all-purpose yards, averaging 128.2 yards per game ... Was twice named the squad's special teams player of the week ... Named the SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week
on Oct. 3, tallying 183 yards on just four kickoff returns including the one for a score ... Also garnered a National Kickoff Returner of the Week honor from the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA)
... Added four rushes on end-around plays for 17 yards gained ... Suffered a dislocated knee, tearing the major cruciate ligaments in his left knee in late November following the season ... Underwent surgery to repair the damage in December, missing spring drills and is expected to miss the 2012 season.
2010 (Sophomore): Suffered a broken fibula in his left leg during 2010 spring practice that sidelined him throughout the season ... Took a medical redshirt for the missed season ... Was cleared to return to spring practice in the spring of 2011, catching a pair of scoring strikes as a part of six catches for 42 yards in the short scrimmage segment of the team's final spring practice.
2009 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games making four starts as a wide receiver while also serving as the primary kickoff and punt returner ... As a wideout, caught 14 passes for 124 yards, an average of nearly nine yards per reception ... Added 14 rushes for 94 yards - third on the team - with a long of 21 yards ... Led WCU with 37 kick returns for 771 yards, adding six punt returns for 37 yards ... Ranked fourth in the Southern Conference in kick return average with his long of 41 ranking third in the league ... Additionally, was eighth in the SoCon in all-purpose yards at 92.8 yds/gm, surpassing the 100 all-purpose yard plateau six times ... Made his first career reception in the season-opener at SEC-foe, Vanderbilt ... Sat out during 2010 annual spring drills.
2008: Joined the Western Carolina football team as a walk-on during spring drills and will hold freshman standing in the fall of 2009 ... Hauled in three passes for 17 yards and rushed three times (mostly end arounds) for 89 yards and a touchdown in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western: Played prep football at Glenn High in Kernersville, N.C.