Jamel Richardson

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Jamel Richardson
Free Agent
Richardson Grey Cup.jpg
Jamel Richardson (left) with Matt Dunigan after winning the 98th Grey Cup MVP award.
Born: (1982-01-22) January 22, 1982 (age 39)
Syracuse, New York
Career information
StatusActive
CFL status American
Position(s) SB
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight226 lb (103 kg)
College Victor Valley College
High school Corcoran
Career history
As player
20032006 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2007 Dallas Cowboys
20082013 Montreal Alouettes
2015 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2008, 2011
CFL East All-Star 20082011

Jamel Richardson (born January 22, 1982 in Syracuse, New York) is a professional Canadian football slotback who is currently a free agent. He recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He is most well known for his time with the Montreal Alouettes where he won two Grey Cup championships, including the 98th Grey Cup MVP award. Richardson attended Corcoran High School before he was a two-year All-Foothill Conference in Basketball and All-American in Football at Victor Valley College [1] where he led the state in receptions and yardage.

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High school

Richardson attended Corcoran High School where he played football. In 2011 he was inducted into the Corcoran High school athletic hall of fame. [2]

Professional career

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Richardson played for four seasons, from 2003–2006, for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Over that span of time he caught 113 passes for 1471 yards and scored 4 touchdowns.

Dallas Cowboys

Richardson was signed by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League in March 2007, but he faced an uphill battle at making the Cowboys' roster due to the depth Dallas had at the wide receiver position. On August 27, 2007, the Dallas Cowboys waived Richardson, along with seven other players, as part of its roster cuts prior to the start of the 2007 regular season.

Montreal Alouettes

On March 18, 2008, the Montreal Alouettes signed Richardson. [3] In the 2008 season, Richardson was named a CFL All-Star after leading the CFL with 16 TD receptions while catching 98 passes for 1287 yards.

Richardson made news on January 7, 2009, when it was reported that he turned down an offer from the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL and chose to remain with the Alouettes for at least 3 seasons. He also drew interest from Seattle, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay. [4]

On November 28, 2010 in the 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Richardson helped the Alouettes to a 21-18 victory as well as receiving the MVP trophy. He was the first receiver to receive this honour since 2003. For six consecutive seasons Richardson amassed over 1,000 receiving yards; from 2008 through the 2012 CFL season. On August 4, 2013, partway through the season, Richardson tore his LCL and ACL, in his left knee, during practice. He then missed the remainder of the 2013 CFL season. [5] Following the season-ending injury, Richardson was part of the team's final cuts of 2014 training camp and was released on June 21, 2014. [6]

Saskatchewan Roughriders II

After sitting out the regular season in 2014, Richardson signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on December 22, 2014. [7]

Statistics

Receiving Regular season Playoffs
YearTeamGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTDGamesNo.YardsAvgLongTD
2003 SSK 62232814.9351223819.0250
2004 SSK 62021010.53510000.000
2005 SSK 145566312.142016498.2121
2006 SSK 41627016.94920000.000
2007 DAL 0000.0000000.000
2008 MTL 18981,28713.1811621221417.8551
2009 MTL 16851,05512.463921317813.7233
2010 MTL 17971,27113.161721326220.2532
2011 MTL 171121,77715.95911149523.7411
2012 MTL 15621,01116.3755137826450
2013 MTL 51819710.9210Placed on injured list
2014 Did Not Play
2015 SSK 61926614.0490
CFL totals1096048,33513.88152115391417.2558

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  4. Richardson spurns Vikings offer to stay in Montreal
  5. Richarson tears LCL and ACL, August 5 2013.
  6. Au revoir: Alouettes part ways with Richardson
  7. Back at It: Richardson returns; inks deal with Roughriders