2015 (Senior): Played in all 11 games on offense as a blocking tight end/running back and on special teams … Rushed twice for nine yards with a long of five in the home win over Furman (Nov. 7) … Named 2015 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference … Selected to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
2014 (Junior): Played in all 12 of the team’s games with three starts … Rushed once for a two-yard gain in the season-opener at USF (Aug. 30) … Made his first career reception on a seven-yard gain at Furman (Sept. 27) … Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll … Saw playing time in spring drills as a running back … Playing for the Purple squad, recorded six rushes for 10 yards and one reception for four yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Sophomore): Saw action in 11 of WCU's 12 seasonal games both on offense and on special teams ... Was again used mostly as a blocking back from his tight end position, not recording a reception ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2012 (Freshman): Played in 10 of the team's 11 games on the season, all as a reserve on offense and special teams ... Primarily used as a blocking back from his tight end position, not recording a reception ... Twice returned a squib kick as an up-back on the kickoff return team including a six-yard return against Mars Hill and a two-yard return at Elon ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Joined the Catamount football team as a preferred walk-on ... Was an All-Cleveland County selection as a senior ... Three-year starter at offensive tackle who also played defense.
Personal: Is the son of London Richardson and Lisa Merdy ... Has six siblings; Travis, Merquis, Dervonti, Bryson, Kyle and King.