Mizzou DT Richardson Set to Make First Start

8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, October 20 2011 Oct 20, 2011 Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:16:00 PM CDT October 20, 2011 in Tiger Talk
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Sheldon Richardson will get his first career start for Missouri this weekend. It's been a long time coming.

The 290-pound defensive tackle from St. Louis was rated the best player in the state and one of the best in the country when he signed a national letter of intent in 2009. He began his career at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., after being declared academically ineligible.

After reneging on a verbal commitment to Southern California, Richardson finally hit the Missouri practice field in August. He'll start Saturday against No. 6 Oklahoma State in place of Terrell Resonno, who injured his right knee last week.

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