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Photos of former Vanderbilt safety Sean Richardson through the years.
Photos from the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl as Vanderbilt played against Cincinnati.
Vanderbilt played at Tennessee on Nov. 19, 2011. Photos by Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University.
Richardson is a three-year starter in Commodore secondary... Dependable leader who started all 13 games at safety, anchoring Vanderbilt secondary along with senior defensive back Casey Hayward... Finished the year second among Commodores with 63 total tackles... Posted 41 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, an interceptions and a pair of quarterback sacks... First interception of his career in victory over Ole Miss... Sacks came against Georgia and Florida... Tied career high with 10 tackles, including nine of the solo variety, against Florida... Had six stops against Wake Forest, Tennessee and Georgia... In AutoZone Liberty Bowl, contributed five solo tackles, including one resulting in 3-yard loss.
Ran consecutive starts streak to 18 games as third-year contributor in defensive secondary... Key leader in Commodore defensive backfield... Regarded as one of top safeties in Southeastern Conference, Richardson started every game at free safety... Set single-season career highs in virtually every statistical category as junior, including solo tackles (67), total tackles (98), tackles for loss (7), QB hurries (3) and passes defensed (7)... Finished the season as the Commodores' leader in all tackle categories, and ranked fourth in the SEC in solo tackles (5.2 per game)... Posted four or more tackles in every game, topped by 11-tackle efforts vs. Ole Miss and South Carolina... Earned team's Defensive Player of the Week honors after nine-tackle effort against Tennessee... Opened the season in superb fashion, netting 2.5 tackles for loss and eight total stops against Northwestern, then registering double-digit tackle totals in consecutive games against LSU, Ole Miss and Connecticut... Lone QB sack came in double-digit tackle effort against South Carolina... Contributed three passes defensed and two QB hurries against Arkansas and Eastern Michigan, respectively... Enters final season trailing only senior LB Chris Marve on team's active career lists in total tackles (193) and unassisted stops (113).
Physical team leader earned squad's prestigious Hustle Award at postseason banquet... Started 10 starting assignments at safety... Played in every game despite undergoing hand surgery after Mississippi State game... Saw limited action against Rice and Ole Miss... Ranked second among Commodores with 43 solo tackles and had 84 total tackles, third among defenders... Also posted 4.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble... Among SEC defensive backs, Richardson's 7.0-tackle average ranked among leaders... Contributed double-digit tackles in four games... Career highs in solo tackles (7) and total tackles (12) came at South Carolina... Posted at least four tackles in every start... Had 10 tackles against early-season SEC foes LSU and Mississippi State... Forced fumble came in Mississippi State contest... Added 11 total tackles against Kentucky, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week honors for effort.
Richardson was one of three true freshmen to see action this season, joining defensive back Casey Hayward and receiver John Cole... Richardson served as the second team strong safety behind Reshard Langford... Contributed one of the biggest plays of season, recovering Brett Upson punt that touched Boston College player in Commodore endzone for only Vanderbilt touchdown in Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory... Played in every game, contributing 11 total tackles to Commodore defensive effort... Became one of squad's top special team players, earned team's Specialist of the Week after Florida and Kentucky games.
Senior captain... Team went 10-3, advancing to third round of playoffs for second time in history... Named first team All-State by sportswriters as senior... Two-way starter since sophomore year... As senior safety, contributed 101 tackles and three INTs... Caught 21 passes for 316 yards... Top rebounder as forward on hoops squad... Also lettered as sprinter/jumper in track... Recipient of school's leadership award.
Seandre Antonio Richardson... Son of Darnell and Sandra Richardson... Born on Jan. 21, 1990... Dad is teacher and coach; mom is a nurse... Has two siblings: brother, Darnell Jr., and sister, Shonedra... Working toward a degree in Human and Organziational Development.