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Barry Richardson biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, offensive tackle for the Kansas Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Barry Devon Richardson (born May 15, 1986 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina) is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Richardson's Career


Pro Career: Massive offensive tackle embarks on his third NFL campaign with Kansas City ... Boasts a wealth of potential and continues to hone his craft at the pro level ... Has seen duty at both tackle positions, but has worked primarily at the right tackle with the Chiefs ... Former sixth-round pick gained valuable game experience in 2009 ... In addition to his massive frame, possesses large hands and long wingspan ... Has seen action in 16 games (one start).

Games Played/Games Started: 2008 (6/0), 2009 (10/1) — 16/1.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (9/30/09) ... Added to Kansas City’s practice squad (9/7/09) ... Released by Kansas City (9/6/09) ... Signed with Kansas City (6/25/08) ... Selected with the first of Kansas City’s two selections in the sixth round (170th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

2009: Played in 10 games on special teams and four contests on offense with one start at RT ... Was active, but did not play in one game ... Was released on September 6th and added to the practice squad on September 7th ... Was promoted to the 53-man roster on October 17th ... Was active, but did not play at Washington (10/18) ... Played at LT when C Rudy Niswanger was injured and G/T Wade Smith moved to center vs. San Diego (10/25) ... Saw action on special teams at Jacksonville (11/8), at Oakland (11/15), vs. Pittsburgh (11/22), at San Diego (11/29) and vs. Denver (12/6) ... Appeared as a reserve at LT and on special teams vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Started at RT in place of an injured T Ryan O’Callaghan vs. Cleveland (12/20) ... Saw action on special teams at Cincinnati (12/27) ... Played on offense in the club’s jumbo package at Denver (1/3/10).

2008: Played on special teams in six games and was inactive for 10 contests ... Was inactive for the season’s first four contests ... Saw action in his first NFL game on special teams at Carolina (10/5) ... Also saw duty on special teams vs. Tampa Bay (11/2), vs. New Orleans (11/16), vs. Buffalo (11/23), at Oakland (11/30) and at Denver (12/7) ... Was inactive for the season’s final three contests.

College: Started 46 of 49 career contests at Clemson after being thrust into the starting lineup as a true freshman ... Started all 13 games at left tackle as a senior in 2007, earning first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors ... Anchored an offensive line that led the ACC in scoring (33.1 ppg) and ranked second in total offense (403.2 ypg) ... Started all 13 contests at left tackle as a junior in 2006, earning first-team All-ACC honors ... Led an offensive line that surrendered only 15.0 sacks, the third-lowest tally in the nation ... Opened all 12 games at left tackle as a sophomore in 2005 ... Was the first Clemson offensive lineman to win ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors since 2001 after a stellar performance against All-America DE Mario Williams at North Carolina State ... Appeared in 11 games (eight starts) at left tackle as a true freshman ... Was the initial first-year freshman to be considered a full-time starter on the offensive front since ’43 ... Also became the Tigers first true freshman to start more than one game on the offensive line since ’75 ... Graduated with a degree in Health Sciences from Clemson.

Personal


• A three-year starter on the offensive line at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
• Full name: Barry Devon Richardson.

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