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Richardson Handles Adversity

Jay Richardson

Whenever a veteran player loses a spot to a newcomer, it's always a wake-up call. Such was the case for senior defensive end Jay Richardson, who last year suddenly saw himself behind true freshman Lawrence Wilson. But Richardson decided to refocus and work harder, and now finds himself having a productive senior season at defensive end.

Coming into fall, Jay Richardson might as well have been the invisible man in the minds of many. Lawrence Wilson, a late addition to the 2005 recruiting class, had seemingly already eclipsed the once promising senior. Given a choice on who they would start at defensive end for the Fiesta Bowl, the coaches chose Wilson. That Richardson had already spent four years in the program but was not...

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