Courtesy: Mizzou media relations
COLUMBIA, Mo. University of Missouri junior defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has decided to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility, and will make himself available for the 2013 NFL Draft, to be held April 25-27.
Richardson had a breakout season for the Tigers in 2012, as he led all Southeastern Conference defensive tackles, and ranked second on the MU team overall, with 75 tackles. The St. Louis, Mo. native played in 11 games (starting all 11), and added 10.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 quarterback sacks this season, while also forcing three fumbles, recovering two, breaking up three passes, and blocking one kick.
For his Tiger career, Richardson saw action in 24 games (making 13 starts total), and made 112 tackles in all.
"This has been my dream ever since I was a little kid," said Richardson. "Its still not easy leaving Mizzou like this, but I know Im ready. I really appreciate all of the support I got here at Mizzou, and I know that ...