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Boise State roster countdown 2017: Day 28, AJ Richardson

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Day 28. The time has flown, it has, but we still have a bit to cover. Let’s study up on #28 AJ Richardson.

#28, AJ Richardson, RS Junior, WR

Stats

Height: 6’

Weight: 209 lbs. (-1lbs)

High School: Narbonne High School, Lomita, CA

How'd he get to The Blue™?

Richardson was, at one point, committed to Cal. After a coaching shake-up though, he thought better of it. He passed on offers from Houston, SDSU and Duke, among others, to come to Boise State. Smart kid.

Nickname

“The Professor”

With the amount of time he has spent on campus, he can impart A LOT of knowledge to the young guns.

Look-a-like

Michael Beach

Career highlights

Richardson currently has 12 catches for 155 yards and 1 TD. He caught his first TD on a throw from Sperbeck against Colorado State.

After his senior season at Narbonne, he was named a Semper Fidelis All-American. He was also named All-Marine League, all-section and all city after hauling in 60 catches for 1,000 yards and 18 TDs his final year.

Also of note, Richardson was part of the 2013 recruiting class. Yup. He’s a JUNIOR this year and he was in the 2013 recruiting class. He grey-shirted in 2013. red-shirted in 2014, then played 2015 and 2016. Go figure.

2017 prospectus

AJ is in great shape right now. He’s listed as a starting receiver along side Wilson and Modster. I don’t expect that to change by the season opener, but Richardson needs to stay on his toes.

Butler is nipping at both Richardson and Modster’s toes, listed as the back-up for both. Julian Carter is coming off a red-shirt at 6’2 and 208lbs, Jefferson is coming of an injury that kept him sidelined his RS freshman season, and we have 3 hungry true freshman coming in, just to name a few.

Richardson has shown plenty of flashes and now is his chance to shine. I expect him to take advantage.

Is he on Twitter?

Yup! He likes shoes

Completely made up fact

Richardson can catch two footballs one-handed. Yup. TWO.