Paul Richardson shines in disappointing Buffs season
November 19, 2010
All the drama and hubbub surrounding the Colorado midseason swoon and eventual coaching change has overshadowed the emergence of an exciting playmaker at wide receiver.
True freshman Paul Richardson has become a focal point of the Buffs' offense in the second half of the season and already has set several freshman receiving records in the program.
Richardson originally signed with UCLA out of high school last year but got into some legal trouble over the summer with an incident that ended up being mostly a misunderstanding. Still, the negative press was enough to cause UCLA officials to overreact by kicking Richardson and several of his former UCLA teammates out of the program, and Colorado benefited when Richardson decided to play in Boulder.
He arrived in early August just as fall camp was beginning, which meant he was behind in knowing the offense, but it didn't take long for him to make up that ground.
Richardson caught five passes for 37 yards in the first five games this season. In the past five games, he has caught 24 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns. Richardson is one of the fastest Buffs and fans come out of their seats almost every time he touches the ball.