92 J.R. Richmond
92 J.R. Richmond
Birth Date: Sept. 11, 1988
Height: 6-4
Weight: 260
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: West
Position: DL
Major: General Curriculum

J.R. showed tremendous continued improvement during spring drills...ready to step forward in 2010...listed third on the depth chart at the rock defensive end position but could also line up at the bear side...spent his first season as a redshirt in 2007, then was slowed with an illness the following spring...played some in 2008 and 2009 and could be tough to keep off the field for the next two years...loaded with ability...has great size and a constant motor...very intelligent player who is in the right place...excellent attitude and extremely coachable...shows excellent toughness...student of the game who can be a leader from the film room to the field...worked some as a tight end during his first season on the roster before moving to the defensive line.

AT TECH (In 2009): J.R. saw action in four games as a sophomore...did not compile any statistics.

(In 2008):
J.R. worked his way onto the field in seven games as a redshirt freshman, finishing with five total tackles...had two tackles against Central Methodist.

(In 2007): Redshirt during his initial season on the roster.

HIGH SCHOOL: A good-sized defensive lineman from Knoxville who was a standout for West High School and served as the team captain...was a first-team all-Region 3-4A selection and also received first-team all-state honors.

PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Julie Richmond...born September 11, 1988...full name is Shannon James Richmond IV...enrolled in general curriculum.