Darryl Richard
Darryl  Richard
RS Senior

Destrehan, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 290

Defensive Tackle



#TGW: Really Super

A brief look at Georgia Tech's history in the Super Bowl

* 2009 East-West Shrine Bowl Invitee

* 2008 ACC Tatum Award

* 2008 First Team All-ACC (Rivals)

* 2008 Second Team All-ACC

* 2008 Second Team All-ACC (ACC Sports Journal)

* 2008 Team Tri-Captain

* 2008 ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 8)

* 2008 Lowe's Senior Class Award Candidate

* 2008 Draddy Trophy Finalist

* 2007 Second Team Academic All-America

* 2007 Academic All-District

* 2007 Wuerffel Trophy Finalist

In The Record Books
* t-12th -- Career tackles-for-loss

* 16th -- Career sacks

Enjoyed the best year of his illustrious four-year career... named second team All-ACC... the winner or finalist for a number of football/community/academic awards... won the prestigious Tatum Award from the ACC and was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy... inivted to play in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Houston... one of three tri-captains... had 10.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks... recorded one pass break-up and one fumble recovery... has 32.0 career tackles-for-loss, which ranks tied for 12th in Tech history, and 12.5 career sacks, which ranks 16th in Tech history... started 43 times in his career including a team-best 28 consecutive...had a sack and four tackles at 19th-ranked North Carolina (Nov. 8)... tied a career-high with 2.0 sacks vs. Florida State (Nov. 1)... recorded three tackles and a tackle-for-loss at Clemson (Oct. 18)... had three tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had six tackles, two solo tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 8)... earned that honor after recording three tackles-for-loss, recovering one fumble and breaking up a pass at Boston College (Sept. 6)... key in holding BC to just 60 second-half yards... had a sack and three total tackles to open the season vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a team leader... a veteran run-stopper on the defensive line... an outstanding student who graduated with high honors in three years and completed his MBA in December...has a passion for the game and a passion for learning... is considering a potential career in athletic administration... served as president of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

Started all 13 games at defensive tackle... averaged more than two tackles per game with 30 on the year... produced 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks... added one pass break-up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble... had 1.5 tackles-for-loss including a sack in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1)... recorded two TFLs including a 10-yard sack of Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper (Sept. 29)... played well in his last appearance in the Orange Bowl against Miami (Oct. 13)... had two tackles-for-loss including a sack, forced fumble, and five total tackles including four solos against the Hurricanes... had a sack for a six-yard loss at Duke (Nov. 10)... produced 3.5 tackles-for-loss combined over the last two weeks of the regular season... recovered a fumble and had four solo tackles in the bowl game.

Named to the ACC All-Academic team... collected 20 tackles with 3.5 tackles-for-loss... recorded TFLs in each of the last two games, against Georgia and Wake Forest... had 1.5 tackles-for-loss in win over Virginia... credited with pass break-ups against Troy and Virginia Tech.

Redshirted the season due to a knee injury suffered in spring practice.

Named to Sports Illustrated magazine's All-Bowl team after a strong performance in Tech's 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl... had two sacks in the game, including one in the end zone for a safety... helped Tech hold the Orange to just 51 yards rushing and 281 total yards... received increased playing time as the season progressed, starting three of the final four games... collected seven tackles-for-loss on the season, including four sacks... totalled 14 tackles... had three tackles with two TFLs and one sack in Tech's win at NC State... had a sack in win at Clemson... missed much of the preseason with a knee injury.

High School
One of the nation's premier defensive line prospects... played in the U.S. Army All-American all-star game... recorded 85 tackles, 12 sacks and 18 tackles-for-loss as a senior... added 65 tackles and seven sacks as a junior... coached by Steve Robichaux at Destrehan High School... student body president... one of five national finalists for the 2004 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy, presented by the National Alliance of African-American Athletes... was class valedictorian.

  • No. 9 defensive lineman in the nation (Tom Lemming and ESPN.com)
  • No. 34 defensive tackle in the nation (Rivals.com)
  • No. 93 player in the nation (Tom Lemming and ESPN.com)
  • No. 12 overall player in Louisiana (SuperPrep)
  • No. 13 overall player in Louisiana (Rivals.com)
  • Prep Star All-America
  • U.S. Army All-American
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100

    Full name is Darryl Richard II... parents are Darryl and Tanda Richard... born June 17, 1986... graduated in May 2007 with a degree in management... working on MBA degree... outstanding student named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 and the ACC All-Academic football team for 2006... member of Georgia Tech All-Academic team, which recognizes the top scholar-athlete on each team... served as president of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board in 2006-07... plays the piano.

    Career Statistics
    2004 12-4 8-6 14 7.0-36 4.0-29 0 0 0 0
    2006 14-13 11-9 20 3.5-9 0 0 0 0 2
    2007 13-13 16-11 30 11.5-52 4.5-32 1 1 0 1
    2008 13-13 22-12 34 10.0-37 4.0-20 0 1 0 1
    Career 52-43 60-38 98 32.0-134 12.5-81 1 2 0 4