Terry Richardson Named Pac-10 Special Teams Player Of The Week

Oct. 3, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. (www.thesundevils.com) -- Arizona State University junior wide receiver Terry Richardson has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week after his dominating performance in a 38-28 loss to No. 1 USC.

Richardson, a junior from Corona, Calif., totaled 218 kick return yards, including an 84-yard return for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Trojans. He returned three punts for 111 yards (37.0 average) and three kickoffs for 107 yards (35.7 average). His 84-yard punt return for a TD marked the first by a Sun Devil since current St. Louis Ram wide receiver Shaun McDonald had a 78-yarder against USC on Nov. 4, 2000. It was the 10th longest punt return in school history (9th longest for a TD) and the longest by a Sun Devil since Eric Guliford had a 89-yarder against California in 1992

He also caught one pass for 13 yards and rushed for 11 yards on a reverse. For the season, Richardson ranks 13th in the nation averaging 16.1 yards per punt return (193 yards total) and is 28th averaging 27.40 on kickoff returns.

This marks the second straight week and third time this season an ASU player has been honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Week. Linebackers Dale Robinson (Sept. 10) and Jamar Williams (Sept. 24)

The No. 17/20 Sun Devils (3-2, 1-1 Pac-10) face No. 25 Oregon this weekend at Sun Devil Stadium (FSN, 7:15 p.m.)

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