2012: Played in eight games on the year and finished with 130 rushing yards to rank fourth on the team ... Ran the ball 32 times on the year for an average of 4.1 yards per carry ... Posted season-highs with nine carries for 44 yards against Sam Houston State (10/27) ... Added a season-long run of 20 yards against the Bearkats ... Carried four times for 34 yards in 52-21 win over McMurry (10/13) ... First career carry was a 14-yard run in 31-0 win over Langston (9/22) ... Finished the Langston game with 28 yards on three carries.
High School: Named District 17-4A Offensive MVP as a senior after leading Magnolia West High School to a 9-3 record ... Carried 256 times as a senior for 2,437 yards (9.5 per carry) and 31 touchdowns ... Also earned first-team all-district and All-Montgomery County honors and was a second-team Class 4A all-state selection ... Ran for 1,878 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, earning honorable mention all-state honors ... Named First-Team All-District 17-4A and All-Montgomery Country ... Finished high school career with 4,316 rushing yards and 57 touchdowns ... Earned all-district honors in baseball as a junior.
Personal: Desmond Richards was born on Sept. 29, 1993 ... Son of Johnny Richards ... Majoring in criminal justice.