28  Chris Richards
Chris Richards

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Quartz Hills, Calif.

High School:
James Monroe

Last College:
Michigan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
DB

Major:
History


2009: Started 10 of 11 games at cornerback ... second team All-Big South for a second straight year ... led the team and shared the Big South lead with seven passes broken up ... four tackles in the season opener at Hofstra (9/5) ... pair of passes broken up at Colgate (9/12) ... that was the first of three consecutive games with a pass broken up ... four solo stops at Massachusetts (9/26) ... five tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Presbyterian (10/3) ... blocked a field goal attempt at North Dakota (10/10) ... 17 tackles over the final two games of the season ... matched his career-high with nine tackles in the victory over Liberty (11/21) ... added a sack and a career best three passes broken up against the Flames.

2008: Started every game at cornerback ... second team All-Big South ... led the team and tied for third in the Big South with three interceptions ... second among defensive backs on the team in tackles with 39 ... at least one tackle in every game but one ... second on the team with four passes broken up ... ninth in the conference in passes defended ... picked off the first pass thrown in the Colgate (8/30) game ... went on to record four tackles and a pair of interceptions against Raiders to earn Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors ... three stops, a pass break-up and blocked a field goal attempt at Maine (9/13) ... career-high nine tackles vs. Charleston Southern (10/18) ... also forced a fumble against the Buccaneers that clinched Stony Brook's first-ever Big South win ... four stops and a pass break-up at Coastal Carolina (10/25) ... also recovered a fumble against the Chanticleers that led to a touchdown ... intercepted a pass and broke up two other attempts at Iona (11/8).

2007: Sat out the season after transferring from Michigan.

Prior to Stony Brook: Spent two seasons at the University of Michigan ... played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2006 ... played on special teams in every contest and as a cornerback in two games ... totaled five tackles and one pass break up ... broke up the pass in his first collegiate appearance vs. Central Michigan (9/9) ... season-high two tackles vs. Ball St. (11/4) ... played in the Rose Bowl vs. Southern California ... redshirted in 2005.

High School: A 2005 graduate of James Monroe High School ... won the scholar-athlete award there seven times ... totaled 257 tackles and 15 interceptions in his career ... ran seven of the pickoffs back for scores ... also had 2,903 yards rushing and 23 TDs and 196 receptions for 2.806 yards on offense, ... totaled 1,967 return yards with 13 TDs ... set school and league record with a 99-yard kickoff return ... Valley Mission League Co-Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... first team all-league, All-Los Angeles City and All-San Fernando Valley region.

Personal: Born Chris Richards on October 11, 1987 ... father played football at California from 1986-88 ... brother Rashaad played at Boise St ... majoring in history.