|Born:||Sept. 11, 1988|
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.