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Chiefs Come to Terms with 6th Round Pick Tackle Barry Richardson

Richardson

Today the Chiefs announced that they have reached a contract agreement with tackle Barry Richardson.
Richardson was a sixth-round pick in the 2008 draft, the 170th overall selection.  The former three-year starter at Clemson signed a three-year deal.  Here is the overview from the official Clemson Tigers Site on Richardson:

Overview: Preseason first-team All-American according to Playboy; it is the second straight year Clemson has had a Playboy All-American, as Gaines Adams was selected prior to 2006…preseason first-team All-American by Lindy’s and Athlon…#4 offensive tackle in the nation by Lindy’s and #45 player overall…#3 player regardless of position in the ACC by Lindy’s…preseason third-team All-American by Street & Smith…preseason first-team All-ACC by Street & Smith…preseason All-America candidate, and candidate for the Lombardi and Outland Trophies in 2007…listed on the 2007 Football Writers Association preseason All-America checklist…first Clemson offensive tackle to earn first-team all-conference honors as an underclassman since Jim Bundren (1996)…in his fourth season as a starting offensive tackle; he has started since the fifth game of the 2004 season…has started 32 consecutive game and has played in 36 straight games…started as a first-year freshman, Clemson’s first first-year freshman to start for the course of a season on the offensive line since 1943…first first-year freshman offensive lineman to start more than one game in a season since Joe Bostic (1975)…strong student-athlete who graduated a year early from Wando High in Mount Pleasant, SC…first scholarship football player to come to Clemson after just three years of high school…in his fourth year at Clemson, but is just 21 years of age…veteran of 36 games; he has 141 career knockdown blocks.


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