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3   Lonnie Richardson
Lonnie Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, Pa.

High School:
Strath Haven

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 188

Position:
S

Experience:
*


• At Navy: Enters the fall battling junior Lorentez Barbour for the starting job at rover ... coming off a very good junior campaign ... was pressed into action due to injuries and played well ... is also a key special teams performer ... has earned one varsity letter.

• 2013: Played in all 13 games, including a start against Toledo ... finished the year with 25 tackles, including half a tackle for loss, a team-high tying two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held eight of its 13 opponents under their scoring average this season, including Middle Tennessee who managed just two field goals in the 24-6 loss to the Mids ... the six points were the fewest allowed among the bowl games this season and Navy's defense was the only unit in the country to not allow a touchdown in the postseason this year ... Navy was also the only team in the country who did not give up a pass of 50 yards or more over the course of the season ... helped hold Middle Tennessee to a season-low six points en route to winning the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl ... it was the first time since the 2012 loss to San Jose State (12-0) that Navy's defense has not surrendered a touchdown (offense or defense) ... the defense held Middle Tennessee to 91 yards on the ground, the fewest by an opponent since Central Michigan rushed for 70 yards in 2012 ... the Blue Raiders came into the game averaging 208.3 yards rushing ... turned in a pair of tackles and forced a Middle Tennessee fumble before succumbing to a concussion ... Navy's defensive unit held South Alabama to a season-low 14 points, 15 points under the Jags' average ... the Mids held South Alabama off the scoreboard for the 39 minutes of the contest as Navy scored the final 32 points of the game ... the Jags averaged just 3.3 yards per rush and 5.0 yards per passing attempts which were season lows for a Navy opponent this season, as was their 300 yards of total offense ... chipped in a tackle against Hawai'i ... made his first collegiate start replacing Chris Ferguson at free safety against Toledo ... turned in three tackles against the Rockets ... once again called upon to replace an injured player, this time Chris Ferguson at Duke ... posted a career-high eight tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss ... part of a defense that held Air Force scoreless in the second half and to a season-low 10 points, while holding the Falcons to 231 yards on the ground, better than 60 yards under their average ... spelled an injured Wave Ryder in the opening quarter of the Air Force game ... finished with six tackles and recovered his first collegiate fumble ... produced three tackles against Delaware and forced a fumble ... it was his first career forced fumble ... turned in a pair of tackles against Indiana in the season opener.

• 2012: Did not see any varsity action.

• 2011: Made his collegiate debut in the Mids' 42-14 win over Troy playing four plays.

• High School / Personal: A 2010 graduate of Strath Haven High School, Richardson attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2010-11 academic year ... a three-sport standout who earned letters in track & field (4), football (3) and wrestling (1) ... earned All-State (Pa.) football honors as a junior and senior and was an all-county selection his junior year ... also named team MVP in his final two seasons ... served as team captain of the football, wrestling and track programs ... son of Reggie Richardson and Meaka Richie ... majoring in international relations.

12/23/14 vs San Diego State 9:30 PM