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Jordan Richardson Athlete Profile

#36 Jordan Richardson

Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-4 Weight: 270 Roster Years: 2006 | 2009-2011 Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID Last School: Bonneville High School


  • Parents are Jozet Richardson and the late Lance Richardson
  • Served an LDS mission to Belo Horizante, Brazil
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Eagle Scout
  • Has six siblings
  • Brothers Brock and Jared also played football for BYU
  • Majoring in political science
  • Eagle Scout

Before BYU

  • Played offensive and defensive lineman in high school
  • 4A All-Idaho First-Team on offense and defense
  • All-conference on offense and defense as a junior
  • Ranked the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in the state
  • Finished third in the state as a junior
  • Ranked the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in the state
  • Also participates in track
  • Was second in districts in the shot put
  • Recruited by Utah, Oregon, Snow College and Idaho State

2006 | Redshirt Year

  • Contributed to the scout team

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in four games
  • Totaled one tackle on the season

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in 10 games
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Started in five straight beginning with the San Diego State game before an injury ended his season
  • Had 17 tackles and two quarterback hurries
  • Totaled a career-high nine tackles vs. Air Force

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a junior
  • Played in eight games in the defensive line rotation
  • Totaled four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss
  • Recorded two tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss
  • Had one tackle vs. UCF
  • Picked up one solo tackle vs. Utah State
  • Was not able to return and play his senior season due to medical hardship but served in 2012 as a student assistant coach