Kevin Richardson II - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#30 Kevin Richardson II

DB | Sr | 5-11 | 180 | Jacksonville, Ark. | Jacksonville HS

2018 (SENIOR): Played in nine games during his senior season with the Razorbacks, starting four games at the nickelback position … Totaled 296 snaps in 2018 according to Pro Football Focus, with 215 coming on defense, also saw time on Arkansas’ special teams units … Tallied 16 tackles, seven solo, while also recording a pass breakup … Posted his first stats of the year against Texas A&M in Arlington, putting up three tackles in the contest … Totaled three tackles in three more games, doing so the following week against Alabama (Oct. 6), two weeks later vs. Tulsa on Homecoming and in the season finale at Missouri on Nov. 23 … Rounded out the season with strong tackling grades from PFF, piecing together five-straight contests with marks over 74.0, bookending the streak with a 77.7 grade vs. Tulsa and a 77.2 at Missouri … Also had a season-high 71.1 coverage grade against the Golden Hurricane to compile a 71.0 overall defensive grade in the game … Wrapped his collegiate career with 1,264 snaps on defense in an Arkansas uniform, totaling 125 tackles with four interceptions and eight pass breakups.

2017 (SENIOR): Team captain who played in all 12 games with nine starts … Totaled a career-best 50 tackles with 0.5 for loss … Tied for the team lead in interceptions (3), broke up four passes, and returned a fumble 22 yards for a score … 50 tackles were second most among defensive backs on the team … Finished the year with 17 tackles over the final two games … His three pickoffs came over a four-game stretch, the most in a four-game stretch by a Razorback since Eric Bennett had three in three straight games 2011 … vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 30): Recorded his first interception of the season in the end zone on a deflected pass … Also broke up one pass … at No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 14): Recorded his second interception of the season in the third quarter to end Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts’ streak of consecutive passing attempts without an interception at 206 … It was the only interception thrown on the year for Hurts, who had not thrown an interception since the second quarter of the Auburn game on Nov. 24, 2016 … Chipped in five tackles … vs. No. 21 Auburn (Oct. 21): Intercepted Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham in the third quarter, Stidham’s first interception since the third quarter of Auburn’s game against Mercer on Sept. 16 … Added six tackles … at Ole Miss (Oct. 28): Scooped a fumble and returned it 22 yards for a score with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter to put the Hogs within two points, 37-35 … vs. No. 16 Mississippi State (Nov. 18): Turned in a season high in tackles (9) … vs. Missouri (No. 24): Closed out the season with an eight-tackle effort.

2016 (JUNIOR): Sustained a season-ending injury in the season opener … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Started at cornerback … Tied for the team lead in tackles (7).

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games and started each of the last five contests … Finished seventh on the team in tackles with 44 … 22 of 44 tackles were solo stops … Made one interception and broke up three passes … Totaled 33 tackles, including two double-digit performances, since being inserted into the starting lineup at Ole Miss … at No. 19 Ole Miss (Nov. 7): Notched a career-high 10 tackles in his first career start … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Matched a career-high in tackles with 10 … Pulled down his first career interception and broke up a career-high three passes … Earned a scholarship prior to the season.

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 contests in sub packages and on special teams … Posted eight tackles and one quarterback hurry on the year … at Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Recorded a pair of tackles in the non-conference road win … vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 6): Posted two tackles against the Huskies.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns offensively, while also adding eight interceptions playing defense as a senior … Showed his speed while playing wide receiver, quarterback, running back, safety and returner of both punts and kickoffs for Jacksonville High School as a senior … Tallied more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns on offense as a junior, plus seven interceptions on defense … A two year all-state athlete, he was named to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 2012-13 All-Arkansas Preps team and earned first-team all-conference recognition three times … Competed in basketball, baseball and track while at Jacksonville … Coached by Rick Russell.

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 4, 1994 … Son of Kevin and Sanci Richardson … Has five siblings: Airic Hughes, Chanel Richardson, Sacha Richardson, Keilen Richardson and Zylah Richardson … Sociology major.