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Rico Richardson
WR #83
Height:
6-1
Weight:
185
Age:
23
College:
Jackson State
Experience:
1

Biography

 
PRO: Rico Richardson was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2013 NFL Draft.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pounder spent seven weeks on the Houston Texans’ practice squad in 2013.  The Jackson State product was signed by the Titans late in the 2014 offseason to provide depth at the wide receiver position.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Richardson ran an impressive time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, recorded a 35½-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump at the Super Regionals in Dallas prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Natchez, Miss., native was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013.
•    Waived by the Chiefs on Aug. 31, 2013.
•    Signed by the Houston Texans to their practice squad on Nov. 13, 2013.
•    Signed by the Texans to a future contract on Dec. 30, 2013.
•    Waived by the Texans on May 14, 2014.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on June 13, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 43 games with 20 starts at Jackson State, recording 146 catches for 2,722 yards (18.6 avg.) and 26 touchdowns.
•    As a senior (2012), started 12 games and caught 60 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns.
•    As a junior (2011), started 11 games for the Tigers and hauled in 37 passes for a team-high 896 yards and 11 touchdowns.
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in 11 games and tied for third on the team with 34 receptions for 538 yards and four touchdowns. Averaged 15.8 yards per reception and had a long receiving play of 59 yards. Posted a team-high 10 punt returns for 43 yards.
•    As a freshman (2009), ranked second in the SWAC in punt return avg. (9.2) and was also fourth on the team in receptions as a true freshman.  Played in nine games and caught 15 passes for 135 yards.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Natchez (Miss.) High School and earned first-team all-region honors.
•    Set the Natchez school record with 3,500 yards receiving.
•    As a senior, recorded 46 receptions for 891 yards and seven touchdowns.  Also rushed for 442 yards and six touchdowns on 42 carries.
•    Participated in track and field and was the Class 5A state champion in the triple jump (46 feet, 11 inches).
•    Also played basketball in high school.
•    Born Rico Richardson on July 1, 1991 in Natchez, Miss.
 
PRO: Rico Richardson was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2013 NFL Draft.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pounder spent seven weeks on the Houston Texans’ practice squad in 2013.  The Jackson State product was signed by the Titans late in the 2014 offseason to provide depth at the wide receiver position.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Richardson ran an impressive time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, recorded a 35½-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-1 broad jump at the Super Regionals in Dallas prior to the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Natchez, Miss., native was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2013.
•    Waived by the Chiefs on Aug. 31, 2013.
•    Signed by the Houston Texans to their practice squad on Nov. 13, 2013.
•    Signed by the Texans to a future contract on Dec. 30, 2013.
•    Waived by the Texans on May 14, 2014.
•    Signed by the Titans as a free agent on June 13, 2014.

COLLEGE:
•    Played in 43 games with 20 starts at Jackson State, recording 146 catches for 2,722 yards (18.6 avg.) and 26 touchdowns.
•    As a senior (2012), started 12 games and caught 60 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns.
•    As a junior (2011), started 11 games for the Tigers and hauled in 37 passes for a team-high 896 yards and 11 touchdowns.
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in 11 games and tied for third on the team with 34 receptions for 538 yards and four touchdowns. Averaged 15.8 yards per reception and had a long receiving play of 59 yards. Posted a team-high 10 punt returns for 43 yards.
•    As a freshman (2009), ranked second in the SWAC in punt return avg. (9.2) and was also fourth on the team in receptions as a true freshman.  Played in nine games and caught 15 passes for 135 yards.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Natchez (Miss.) High School and earned first-team all-region honors.
•    Set the Natchez school record with 3,500 yards receiving.
•    As a senior, recorded 46 receptions for 891 yards and seven touchdowns.  Also rushed for 442 yards and six touchdowns on 42 carries.
•    Participated in track and field and was the Class 5A state champion in the triple jump (46 feet, 11 inches).
•    Also played basketball in high school.
•    Born Rico Richardson on July 1, 1991 in Natchez, Miss.
 

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