Miami lineman named top player on national college list



Defensive end LeBrandon Richardson has been selected as this week’s National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards, announced Monday afternoon by the CFPA office in Davidson, N.C. This is the first time all season Richardson is earning this prestigious weekly award, while already being listed on the CFPA Preseason Watch List.

LeBrandon Richardson is a lineman from Central High School in Miami.(BCUATHLETICS.COM)
LeBrandon Richardson is a lineman from Central High School in Miami.

Richardson, a 6-2, 255-pound junior from Miami (Central High School), registered a season-high eight tackles in the Wildcats’ 48-21 win over Savannah State. Along the way, he collected a career-high seven solo stops, while also chipping in on a career-best four tackles for loss in the game. Richardson went on to force a fumble and post one quarterback sack.

As a team, Bethune-Cookman (6-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) recorded 10 tackles for loss in the win over the Tigers, as well as posting four sacks. They limited the Tigers to just 94 yards rushing – holding their fifth opponent of the year under the century mark rushing. It was also the third consecutive game in which the Cats allowed less than 100 yards on the ground.

Game of the week
Jumping up to No. 14 in this week’s The Sports Network poll, the Wildcats return to the field Saturday, Oct. 26, hosting conference foe South Carolina State to Municipal Stadium at 2 p.m. The game will serve as Homecoming for Bethune-Cookman, and is already being billed as one of the “FCS Games of the Week” by The Sports Network as both teams enter the weekend unbeaten in league play.

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