Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC...PBiletnikoff/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSXPMVP...2012: (+) Coming off 04/10/12 Knee INJ...Out for 2012/NA...2011: NA/BiletnikoffAdd...2010: HMC
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12/03/13 - At a mid-afternoon news conference at Folsom Field’s aging Flatirons Club, the record-setting junior confirmed what had been circulating earlier in the Twittersphere: He will forego his final season of eligibility and enter next spring’s NFL Draft. “I’m excited for Paul,” MacIntyre said. “I’d love for him to stay and play (but) I’ve been through this a lot. It’s what a young man and family feels is best. He’s put in four years here, it’s not like he’s leaving after his third year...we wish him the best and we’re very thankful for what he’s done here at Colorado.”
Richardson, named CU’s 2013 most valuable player at Sunday night’s Senior Banquet and All-Pac-12 Conference first team on Monday, said he made his decision following Saturday’s season-ending loss at Utah. He said he had “a great experience” at CU and thanked MacIntyre for “bringing in a great staff” - particularly position coach Troy Walters. Richardson also thanked MacIntyre in advance for his counsel: “He will help me in the process. There’s nothing I’m going to do that he won’t be a part of...I let him know how much I respected him as a coach and as a man.”
The two spoke earlier Monday and MacIntyre said those talks “went really well. We talked about a lot of different things.” With five years in the NFL, MacIntyre said he “understands what that world is about” and also said “a coach really has no say (in a player turning pro); it’s the kid and the family and what they feel is best for them.” Richardson said he had spoken with his family about his decision and they helped him reach his conclusion. His deciding factor: “My position and the position of my family...it’s time to take the next step.” - Colorado football
12/03/13 - Richardson will leave CU with 29 school records, but MacIntyre said Richardson “could leave with about 60 if he stayed another year. I’m excited for Paul, but sad for us at the same time. We’ll keep going forward...he leaves a great legacy for us and our receiving corps. He came to work every day.” Listed this season at 6-1, 170 pounds, Richardson conceded adding weight and strength will be two primary goals in the coming months. He lacks nine credits - three classes - to graduate next May with a degree in communications and said he would work with MacIntyre on a plan to finish his academic work.
MacIntyre said Richardson “definitely needs more size for durability” and added if Richardson “puts the right type of muscle on, he might gain speed.” But MacIntyre also noted that in the NFL, “P-Rich” will encounter bigger defenders hitting him on jump balls and will need added strength to make those catches. Richardson “didn’t make those plays in the spring but started to in the fall.” He also wants to determine a workout regimen that will prepare him for the NFL. Richardson said he “never listens to projections” about the round in which he might be drafted. He missed last season while rehabilitating a knee injury but said making it through the 2013 season without a major injury showed his durability. “I want to look physically different,” he said, noting when he achieves that it will show prospective NFL employers “I’ve put in the work.” Among his 29 school records were seven plays of 50 yards or longer this season. MacIntyre acknowledged Richardson’s “game-breaker” ability but said the 2014 roster will include several players with that kind of potential. - Colorado football
12/03/13 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR Paul Richardson, Jr., Colorado...Already the owner of almost 20 school receiving records, in 2013 he set new single-season standards for receptions (83) and receiving yards (1,343), wiping out numbers previously held by two Buffalo greats set back in 1992 (Michael Westbrook caught 76 passes that year, Charles E. Johnson had 1,149 yards).
Richardson is in CU’s top five all-time in the three major categories: receptions (157, third), yards (2,412, fifth) and touchdowns (21, second). He earned 51 first downs receiving this year, also a team record, and his 10 touchdowns covered an amazing 470 yards, or 47.0 per; his 21 career scores have canvassed 841 yards, just a shade over 40 yards per touchdown. - Colorado football
12/02/13 - Colorado WR Paul Richardson to enter 2014 NFL Draft...Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the school announced on Monday. Richardson leaves Boulder holding 29 school records, including single-game and single-season marks for receptions and receiving yards. On Monday he was voted first team all-conference after finishing the 2013 season with 79 receptions for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns.
"I can get faster, bigger and stronger overall," Richardson said on Monday. "I want to do what it takes to move up in the draft." According to CBSSports.com, Richardson is the No. 9 wide receiver in the 2014 draft class and projected to be a second or third round pick. Richardson missed the 2012 season due to a knee injury that required surgery, but bounced back with an impressive 2013 despite inconsistency at the quarterback position and a coaching change. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
11/16/13 - 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 on a windy Saturday. Liufau also tossed three TD passes as he outplayed fellow freshman Jared Goff, who struggled to ignite the offense as the Bears (1-10, 0-8 Pac-12) dropped their 13th straight league game.
Nelson Spruce and Richardson each went over the 100-yard receiving mark for Colorado (4-6, 1-6). Spruce had eight catches for 140 yards and Richardson had 140 yards. Richardson now has 1,201 yards receiving this year, a new single-season record at Colorado. It was Colorado's first league win since beating Washington State 35-34 on Sept. 22, 2012. The victory also keeps the Buffaloes' bowl chances afloat as they host USC next week and close out the season at Utah. - AP Sports