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Darryl Richard biography

Date of birth : 1986-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Destrehan, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Darryl Richard is a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Honors

* 2009 East-West Shrine Bowl Invitee
* 2008 ACC Tatum Award ; First Team All-ACC (Rivals); Second Team All-ACC ; Second Team All-ACC (ACC Sports Journal) ; Team Tri-Captain ; ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 8) ; Lowe's Senior Class Award Candidate ; Draddy Trophy Finalist
* 2007 Second Team Academic All-America ; Academic All-District ; Wuerffel Trophy Finalist

2008
Enjoyed the best year of his illustrious four-year career... named second team All-ACC... the winner or finalist for a number of football/community/academic awards... won the prestigious Tatum Award from the ACC and was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy... inivted to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Houston... one of three tri-captains... had 10.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks... recorded one pass break-up and one fumble recovery... has 32.0 career tackles-for-loss, which ranks tied for 12th in Tech history, and 12.5 career sacks, which ranks 16th in Tech history... started 43 times in his career including a team-best 28 consecutive...had a sack and four tackles at 19th-ranked North Carolina (Nov. 8)... tied a career-high with 2.0 sacks vs. Florida State (Nov. 1)... recorded three tackles and a tackle-for-loss at Clemson (Oct. 18)... had three tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had six tackles, two solo tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... named the ACC?Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 8)... earned that honor after recording three tackles-for-loss, recovering one fumble and breaking up a pass at Boston College (Sept. 6)... key in holding BC to just 60 second-half yards... had a sack and three total tackles to open the season vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a team leader... a veteran run-stopper on the defensive line... an outstanding student who graduated with high honors in three years and completed his MBA in December...has a passion for the game and a passion for learning... is considering a potential career in athletic administration... served as president of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

2007
Started all 13 games at defensive tackle... averaged more than two tackles per game with 30 on the year... produced 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks... added one pass break-up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble... had 1.5 tackles-for-loss including a sack in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... recorded two TFLs including a 10-yard sack of Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper (Sept. 29)... played well in his last appearance in the Orange Bowl against Miami (Oct. 13)... had two tackles-for-loss including a sack, forced fumble, and five total tackles including four solos against the Hurricanes... had a sack for a six-yard loss at Duke (Nov. 10)... produced 3.5 tackles-for-loss combined over the last two weeks of the regular season... recovered a fumble and had four solo tackles in the bowl game.

2006
Named to the ACC All-Academic team... collected 20 tackles with 3.5 tackles-for-loss... recorded TFLs in each of the last two games, against Georgia and Wake Forest... had 1.5 tackles-for-loss in win over Virginia... credited with pass break-ups against Troy and Virginia Tech.

2005
Redshirted the season due to a knee injury suffered in spring practice.

2004
Named to Sports Illustrated magazine's All-Bowl team after a strong performance in Tech's 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl... had two sacks in the game, including one in the end zone for a safety... helped Tech hold the Orange to just 51 yards rushing and 281 total yards... received increased playing time as the season progressed, starting three of the final four games... collected seven tackles-for-loss on the season, including four sacks... totalled 14 tackles... had three tackles with two TFLs and one sack in Tech's win at NC State... had a sack in win at Clemson... missed much of the preseason with a knee injury.

High School

One of the nation's premier defensive line prospects... played in the U.S. Army All-American all-star game... recorded 85 tackles, 12 sacks and 18 tackles-for-loss as a senior... added 65 tackles and seven sacks as a junior... coached by Steve Robichaux at Destrehan High School... student body president... one of five national finalists for the 2004 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy, presented by the National Alliance of African-American Athletes... was class valedictorian.

College

Played in 52 games, making 43 starts at Georgia Tech ... Tallied 98 career tackles (60 solo), including 32 tackles for a loss and 12.5 sacks. 2008 (Senior): Named second team All-ACC and won the prestigious Tatum Award from the ACC and was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy ... Invited to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Houston ... One of three tri-captains ... Tallied 10.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks... Recorded one pass break-up and one fumble recovery ... Finished with 32.0 career tackles for loss, which ranks tied for 12th in Georgia Tech history, and 12.5 career sacks, which ranks 16th in Georgia Tech history ... Started 43 times in his career, including a team-best streak of 28 consecutive starts. 2007 (Junior): Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... Averaged more than two tackles per game with 30 on the year ... Produced 11.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... Added one pass break-up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. 2006 (Sophomore): Named to the ACC All- Academic team ... Collected 20 tackles with 3.5 tacklesfor- loss ... Recorded tackles for a loss in each of the last two games, against Georgia and Wake Forest ... Had 1.5 tackles for a loss in win over Virginia ... Credited with pass break-ups against Troy and Virginia Tech. 2005 (Redshirt): Redshirted the season due to a knee injury suffered in spring practice. 2004 (Freshman): Named to Sports Illustrated's All-Bowl team after a strong performance in Georgia Tech's victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl ... Had two sacks in the game, including one in the end zone for a safety while helping Georgia Tech to hold the Orange to just 51 yards rushing and 281 total yards ... Saw increased playing time as the season progressed, starting three of the final four games ... Collected seven tackles for a loss on the season, including four sacks while tallying 14 tackles ... Had three tackles with two tackles for a loss and one sack in Tech's win at NC State.

Career Transactions
Darryl Richard was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2010
* Placed on injured reserve with a foot injury on Aug. 31, 2010.

Personal

Darryl Richard II was born June 17, 1986 to Tanda and Darryl Richard ... Attended Destrehan (La.) High School and played in the U.S. Army All-American all-star game ... Recorded 85 tackles, 12 sacks and 18 tackles-for-loss as a senior ... Added 65 tackles and seven sacks as a junior ... Student body president ... One of five national finalists for the 2004 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy, presented by the National Alliance of African-American Athletes ... Was class valedictorian at Destrehan ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 and the ACC All-Academic football team for 2006 ... Member of the Georgia Tech All-Academic team, which recognizes the top scholar-athlete on each team ... Served as president of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... Interested in a potential career in athletic administration after football ... Plays the piano ... Graduated with high honors in three years with a degree in management from Georgia Tech in May 2007 and completed his MBA in December 2008.

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