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Grambling State University football standout has been a game changer all season long

By Keion Russell
On April 8, 2021

Cameron Richardson’s path to becoming a two-year starter for the Grambling State Tigers has been an interesting one. 

This season has been a rollercoaster ride for all sports worldwide including Grambling State. 

Starting with the uncertainty of the season even being played due to COVID-19, coaches leaving the program, or even cancellation of games, it has been one of the G-Men’s toughest yet.  

A bright spot for the Tigers defense this season would be Richardson. 

“I am excited and ready to play more than ever,” Richardson told The Gramblinite. 

Ricahrdson said he feels his game has improved in many areas this season. He looks more focused than ever. 

Whether that be his pass rushing technique, his ability to get pressure on the quarterback, and even creating turnovers, Richardson keeps trying. 

In week two of the season, Richardson won defensive lineman of the week for his physical play at the line of scrimmage. 

He was responsible for 2 solo tackles, 4 total tackles, and .5 tackle for loss.

For the season Richardson has 8 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in three games played thus far. 

The graduate player from Stone Mountain, Ga. was a dual threat athlete at Tucker High School in Atlanta.

Richardson was outstanding at football and was also named an all- region player in basketball his senior year. 

He is known for being elusive and quick on his feet for a 6-foot 2, 270-pound defensive lineman.

 In 2017, he received a football scholarship to Grambling State.

Throughout his time at Grambling State Richardson has been nothing but help that the defensive line needs.

Going into the Bayou Classic April 17 Richardson said the team is happy to have had the rest from two weeks of cancelled games due to positive Covid tests. 

“With us being off for a few weeks and being able to let our bodies recover from the early part of the season, we should be fresh and ready to go.” 

This is a highly anticipated matchup each season when Louisiana’s two HBCU football programs face off agasint each other. 

For only the second time in the history of the Bayou Classic will be played in Shreveport at Independence Stadium. 

The Jaguars are currently 2-1 coming off a dominating win against Texas Southern. 

This will be the 72nd time the teams have played. 

Grambling is 33–37 over the history of the Bayou Classic.




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