The University of Colorado Buffaloes haven’t had much they could count on in recent years, but they knew when Paul Richardson was healthy they had one of the best receivers in college football.
After twice trading down, the Seattle Seahawks picked Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft.
Mike MacIntyre’s second class of recruits at Colorado includes wide receiver Shay Fields, whom he compares to NFL-bound Paul Richardson, nine other California kids – and his own son, Jay.
Paul Richardson, the junior receiver who caught 83 passes for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, announced Monday that he’s forgoing his senior season to turn pro.
Sefo Liufau threw for a career-high 364 yards and Paul Richardson tied a team record for receptions in a contest with 11 to help Colorado snap a 14-game conference losing streak by beating slumping California 41-24
Keith Price threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as part of a huge first half where Washington racked up nearly 500 yards on offense, and the Huskies routed Colorado 59-7.
Their first face-off was a dud, so the Richardson cousins are both counting on more memorable performances Saturday when the Arizona Wildcats visit the Colorado Buffaloes.
Quarterback Sefo Liufau won his first career start Saturday thanks to fellow freshman Michael Adkins’ four touchdown runs in Colorado’s 43-10 rout of lower-tier Charleston Southern in a rare mid-October breather for the Buffaloes.
Struggling on both sides of the ball against the fired-up Sun Devils, Colorado trailed by 25 points in the first quarter and never recovered in a 54-13 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.
Like so many teams before them, the Colorado Buffaloes believed they could match Oregon step for speedy step. They couldn’t. These days, very few can.