ALL-BIG 12 CANDIDATE
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Fourth-year junior offensive lineman, returning All-Big 12 honoree...
Second-year starter, moved back to guard in spring 2012 after spending
2011 as starting left tackle... Selected first-team 2012 All-Big 12 in Athlon
Sports, Blue Ribbon Yearbook, USA TODAY, Phil Steele and Sporting News
preseason publications... Has benched 400 pounds and squatted 665
pounds (highest on team).
2011 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at left tackle, one of nine
players to start every game... Named honorable-mention All-Big 12 by
league coaches... Ranked third on team with 70 total knockdowns...
Averaged 80.8 percent coaches' grade for season... Graded 81 percent or
higher in 10 of 13 games... Recorded at least five knockdowns in 10 of 13
games... Guarded quarterback's blind side on offensive line that ranked
second nationally in total offense (587.1), fourth in passing offense (351.5),
fourth in scoring offense (45.3) and 10th in rushing offense (235.6)... Led
line with 88 percent grade and recorded season-high eight knockdowns
in third game against Rice... Posted 84 percent grade and five
knockdowns in win over Iowa State (fifth game)... Started string of six
straight games with at least 81 percent by posting five knockdowns and
81 percent grade at No. 3 Oklahoma State in seventh game... Led team
with 85 percent grade and had team-high seven knockdowns in win at
Kansas in ninth game... Second on team with 85 percent grade and seven
knockdowns in win over No. 22 Texas (12th game)... Had six
knockdowns and graded 78 percent in Valero Alamo Bowl win over
Washington... Named preseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele... Selected to
Rivals.com 2011 All-Spring team.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 of 13 games, made four starts
at guard as redshirt freshman... Earned first collegiate letter... Named to
ESPN.com Big 12 All-Freshman team... Garnered fifth-team Postseason
All-Freshman honors from Phil Steele... Totaled 63 knockdowns and
averaged coach's grade of 80.5... Graded 79 percent or higher in 10 of 12
games played... Member of o-line that ranked third in Big 12 and 24th
nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in conference in sacks against
(1.54 per game)... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Sam
Houston State, graded 82 percent with five knockdowns... Made seasonhigh
eight knockdowns and graded 81 percent off bench in win over
Buffalo in second game... Made first career start vs. No. 4 TCU, had five
knockdowns and 79 percent grade... Also started at Rice (week four) and
vs. No. 16 Oklahoma (week 12)... Did not play at No. 19 Oklahoma State
in week nine.... Made season-high grade of 86 percent with seven
knockdowns vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in week 11... Graded 82 percent and
made six knockdowns in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
2009 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated
on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: Star offensive tackle at North Crowley High School in
Fort Worth, Texas... National position ranking among offensive tackles:
No. 62 by Scout.com, No. 63 by ESPN.com and No. 90 by Rivals.com...
Ranked the 80th-best recruit in the Metroplex by Dallas Morning News,
No. 11 offensive lineman... Played for head coach Mike Papas at North
Crowley... Named first-team All-District 3-5A as senior in 2008.
Personal: Son of Albert Joseph and Anita Richardson... Full name is
Cyril Joseph Richardson... Born Dec. 27, 1990, in New Orleans...
Majoring in general studies.