Trent Richardson Spent Last Week Pretending to be Leonard Fournette on Scout Team at Alabama Practice
The last time the sports world heard Trent Richardson’s name, he was given a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs, who elected not to sign him, joining a long list of teams of who have done the same thing in the past.
That hasn’t stopped him from putting on the pads, as Richardson spent last week on Alabama’s scout team pretending to be LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette for the upcoming Alabama-LSU game, which Bama won 10-0.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said he received permission from the NCAA and the SEC to have the former third overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft on the scout team at practices.
“I think Trent gave a pretty good look, and John Parker, too,” said Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey, one of the Crimson Tide’s top draft prospects, according to the Alabama Media Group. “I tackled Trent this week, man. That’s a big guy, man. It’s also pretty cool just to go against those guys, knowing what they’ve done for the program.”
Whatever he did clearly helped, as the Crimson Tide defense held Fournette to 35 yards on 17 rush attempts.