Daryl Lashay Richardson [2] (born April 12, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Abilene Christian.

College career

Richardson attended Cisco College in 2008, a local Texas community college where he rushed for 526 yards and 7 touchdowns on 95 attempts.

Richardson then transferred to Abilene Christian, which he attended from 2009 to 2011. Appearing in 34 games with 23 starts for the Wildcats, Richardson amassed 2,303 yards on 453 carries with 34 touchdowns.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 3 8 in
(1.79 m)
192 lb
(87 kg)
30 5 8 in
(0.78 m)
9 1 8 in
(0.23 m)
4.47 s 1.57 s 2.54 s 4.36 s 7.07 s 40 1 2 in
(1.03 m)
11 ft 3 in
(3.43 m)
16 reps
All values from Abilene Cristian Pro Day [3]

St. Louis Rams

Richardson was selected in the seventh round (252th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was picked second to last in the draft, the only player behind him was Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 253rd pick.

On June 6, 2012, Richardson signed a four-year contract with the Rams worth $2.15 million. [14] During his rookie campaign, he was the primary backup to then Rams starting running back Steven Jackson over fellow draftee, second-round pick Isaiah Pead. Richardson played in all 16 games, gaining 475 rushing yards on 98 attempts, as well as 24 receptions for 163 yards. [5] His best performance came in Week 2 of the regular season against the Washington Redskins when he rushed 15 times for 83 yards and scored a 2-point conversion.

Richardson was waived by the Rams on May 15, 2014. [6]

New York Jets

Richardson was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on May 16, 2014. [29] He was released on August 30, 2014, [13] but signed to the team's practice squad a day later. [15] Richardson was signed a to reserve/future contract on December 30, 2014. [10] The Jets released Richardson as part of their final roster cuts following the 2015 preseason.

Houston Texans

The Houston Texans signed Richardson to their practice squad on September 23, 2015 before releasing him on October 20. The Houston Texans signed Richardson to their practice squad again on October 28, 2015.

Cleveland Browns

Richardson signed with the Cleveland Browns on December 15, 2015. Richardson was inactive for 2 games after being signed. The Cleveland Browns waived Richardson on December 28, 2015. [2]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On January 20, 2016, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Richardson to a future/reserve contract. [2] He was released by the Steelers on September 29, 2016 and was signed to the Steelers' practice squad on October 3. [2] He was promoted to the active roster on November 19, 2016. [2] He was released on December 24, 2016. [2]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Richardson was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on December 26, 2016. [2] On May 1, 2017, he was released by the Jaguars. [2]

Indianapolis Colts

On August 29, 2017, Richardson signed with the Indianapolis Colts. [2] He was released by the team on September 2, 2017. [2]

Personal life

Richardson is the brother of running back Bernard Scott, and cousin of wide receiver Clyde Gates. Richardson married Morgan Myrick, his college sweetheart, at Abilene Christian University on March 21, 2015.