His predecessor, Mark Ingram won the Heisman trophy two years ago, now Alabama Crimson Tide tailback Trent Richardson is the man in Tuscaloosa. No more splitting time, Ingram is with the Miami Dolphins, and Richardson’s the focus of #2 Bama’s offense.
As a rookie, Richardson was also named to the 2009 SEC All-Freshman team alongside teammates OL Barrett Jones and LB Nico Johnson. ‘Bama went 14-0 to win it all and in the 2010 BCS National Championship was a big part, accruing 109 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. As long as he stays healthy, and Richardson continues on his current course, he’ll likely forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft where he’ll likely be a top ten pick; quite possibly the first back taken. Last fall, Richardson started the first two games of the season as Ingram sat out due to an injury. In the season opener, Trent had 10 carries for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had 3 receptions for 46 yards. [Read More]
* Correction: Mark Ingram is with the New Orleans Saints not the Miami Dolphins.