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  Derrek Richards
Derrek Richards

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
American Fork, Utah

High School:
American Fork HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
WR

Experience:
3VL

UTAH: Utah's leading returning receiver came to Utah as a walk-on but was later awarded a scholarship ... long-ball threat has breakaway speed (4.40-second 40).

2006-Honorable mention all-Mountain West Conference ... only Ute receiver to start all 13 games ... led Utah with 60 catches for 717 yards ... finished sixth in the MWC in receptions per game (4.62) and ninth in receiving yards per game (55.2) ... 6 receiving touchdowns was second-best on the team ... career-best 96 receiving yards against New Mexico ... career-high 8 receptions against BYU went for 79 yards ... 7 catches for 69 yards in Utah's bowl win over Tulsa ... also played on the return teams ... returned 5 kickoffs for 129 yards (25.8 yards per return) and 6 punts for 22 yards ... made the Athletics Academic Honor Roll.

2005-Played in all 12 games and started the last six ... 16 catches for 239 yards and 4 TDs ... averaged 14.9 yards per catch ...season-best 87 yards (2 TDs) against New Mexico ... career-long 52-yard catch against New Mexico ... 7 kickoff returns for 151 yards ... returned 3 kicks in Emerald Bowl for 61 yards, including a season-long 28 yard run back.

2004-Saw action in 11 games ... made 2 catches for 53 yards ... caught a pass for 33 yards vs. San Diego State and for 20 yards vs. North Carolina ... also returned a kick for 40 yards against Utah State.

2003-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Scored 12 touchdowns as a senior at American Fork High (Utah) in 2002 ... set school 100-meter record (10.7 seconds) ... track team captain finished second at state championships in 100- and 200-meter dashes.

PERSONAL: Son of Don Richards ... father graduated from Utah State ... one sister ... married (Jessica) ... economics major ... full name is Derrek Adams Richards ... born Dec. 12, 1983.

YEAR	G/GS	REC	YDS	AVG	TD	LONG
2004	11/0	2	53	26.5	0	33
2005	12/6	16	239	14.9	4	52
2006	13/13	60	717	11.9	6	38
Totals	36/19	78	1009	12.9	10	52
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