2005 (Senior): Second team preseason All-Big 12 (Big12Baseball.com) … Slammed his first home run of the season against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 5 … Maintained a career-high 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 16-March 5
2004 (Junior): Named team MVP and second team All-Big 12 … Led the team with 69 RBI and finished second with 12 home runs, including a team-high eight during Big 12 play … Compiled a .332 batting average by collecting 73 hits in 220 at bats … Finished with 15 doubles … Led the team with 21 runs and six doubles in conference play … Was 8-for-14 on stolen base attempts … The eight steals ranked him third on the team … Collected a team-high seven RBI in a 4-for-5 effort against Hawaii-Hilo on Jan. 20.
Junior College: Played two seasons for Bob Vetter at Palomar Junior College … Was named a first-team NJCAA All-American in 2003 after batting .387 and driving in 47 runs … Selected to the All-Pacific Coast first team in 2003 … Ranks third all-time at Palomar with 71 career hits and 47 career RBI.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Vista HS in Vista, Calif. … Played in the North-South State All-Star game as a senior … Hit .394 with 23 RBI in his senior season at Vista … Was a three-year member of the Principal[apos]s Honor Roll … Served as the captain of Vista[apos]s varsity football team as a senior.
Personal: Born on Oct. 2, 1983, in Camp Pendleton, Calif. … Parents are Marc and Karen Richardson … His father is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Marines, serving for 25 years … He has been drafted twice by the Detroit Tigers — 43rd round in 2001 and 44th round in 2002.