Sophomore Anthony West and Nebraska's secondary will have their hands full in trying to slow down San Jose State's wide-open passing attack on Saturday. That's just one of the several match-ups to watch as the Huskers look to improve to 2-0 with a win over the Spartans.
2006 (Junior): Signed with OSU during the December (2005) signing period and participated in spring drills...he will see playing time at cornerback this season.
2005 (Sophomore): 2005 Mid-Empire Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player....first team JC All-American by the California Community College Football Coaches Association...led the state with 11 interceptions...ranked third in the state for kickoff returns at 36.8 yards per attempt and fourth for punt returns at 17.4 yard per attempt
Personal: Son of Paris and Beverly Richardson...has four siblings...his brother, Diamond, ran track at American River JC...chose OSU because of the “family oriented coaching staff and his close friend Sammie Stroughter (receiver)...majoring in biology and considering pre-med.
The Good: Possesses a tall, angular frame with good length and body control in bump coverage. Does a great job extending his arms and re-routing receivers off the line. Is very fluid and flexible in the hips and has the ability to turn and run with defenders down the field. Gets in and out of his breaks quickly and has an impressive closing burst that allows him to break on the ball. A better tackler than his frame leads you to believe. The Bad: Needs to add some girth and strength to his 179-pound frame. Likes to play with his hands down the field and occasionally gets a bit grabby. Has had some off-field issues and was kicked off the Oregon State football team in 2007.