Richardson in Starting Lineup
Barry Richardson
Barry Richardson

Posted Sep 28, 2004


Barry Richardson will become the first Clemson first-year freshman offensive lineman to start a game since Stacy Long started at offensive tackle against Georgia in 1986.

Long, who was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame on September 4, didn't last long in that game against the Bulldogs, as he played just seven snaps in the entire game, but Clemson did gain the victory, 31-28.

Since freshman eligibility returned to college football for the 1972 season, only three first-year freshmen offensive linemen have started a game for the Tigers. In addition to Long, James Farr started at center against Rice in the opening game of 1980 and Joe Bostic started two games at offensive tackle in 1975 (Maryland and South Carolina). Thus, Richardson will be just the fourth to start since 1972.

Richardson's ascension to the starting lineup is not that big a surprise because he has played 74 snaps over the last two games, 38 at Texas A&M and 36 at Florida State. He played the entire second half in Tallahassee and received high grades for his performance from line coach Brad Scott. Richardson did not allow a sack against the Seminoles and had an 81 percent technique grade.

Richardson has played 93 snaps for the season.


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