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Bobby Richardson
DE #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
286
College:
Indiana
Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 15 40 20 20 0.5 0 1 1 0 13 -- 13
2015 NO 15 40 20 20 0.5 -- 1 1 0 13 13 13

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Joining New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana, Richardson secured a roster spot in the preseason. The Tampa native played in 15 games in 2015 with 11 starts, recording 66 tackles (34 solo), one interception, a split sack and one pass defensed. His 66 total tackles tied for the team lead among defensive lineman. Richardson enters the 2016 offseason looking to improve upon a rookie campaign that saw him play extensively along a young Saints defensive line.

 

NFL CAREER – Joining New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana, Richardson secured a roster spot in the preseason. The Tampa native played in 15 games in 2015 with 11 starts, recording 66 tackles (34 solo), one interception, a split sack and one pass defensed. His 66 total tackles tied for the team lead among defensive lineman. Richardson enters the 2016 offseason looking to improve upon a rookie campaign that saw him play extensively along a young Saints defensive line.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with Saints as an undrafted free agent on a three-year contract, 5/4/15.

2015 – Appeared in 15 games with 11 starts, posting 66 tackles (34 solo), one interception, one split sack and one pass defensed…Made his NFL-debut at Arizona, Sept. 13, seeing time on defense and on special teams and finishing with three solo tackles…Recorded a career-high eight tackles (five solo) vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Made his first career start, recording seven tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss vs. Dallas, Oct. 4…Started and recorded four tackles (three solo) and his first career split sack at Indianapolis, Oct. 25…Started and tallied six tackles (one solo) vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 1…Started at Washington, Nov. 15 and posted seven tackles (three solo)…Started and registered seven tackles (four solo) at Houston, Nov. 29…Started and recorded two tackles (one solo) and his first career interception, which he returned 13 yards vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27…Started season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, and finished with five tackles, (three solo).

COLLEGE – Played in 45 career games with 27 starts and recorded 129 tackles (68 solo), 11 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a pass defensed…Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a senior and recorded 35 tackles (24 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two blocked kicks and a pass defensed. Honored by coaches and media as All-Big Ten honorable mention…Started 10-of-12 games he played in as a  junior and tallied 39 tackles (20 solo), 3.5 tackles for a loss and three passes defensed…Posted 28 tackles (14 solo), five tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble as a sophomore…As a freshman, made 27 stops (10 solo), three sacks, four stops for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed…Majored in African American and African Diaspora studies.

PERSONAL – Second-team All-Conference at Plant (Tampa Fla.) HS, following a season that saw him help lead squad to the state finals and finish 12-3, posting 76 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries…Born Nov. 20, 1992.

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