Seandre Antonio Richardson was born January 21, 1991 in Clarksville, Tenn. The son of Sandra, she was a member of the US Army when Sean was born, stationed at Fort Campbell in Clarksville, Tennessee during Sean’s birth.
Sean was a star athlete at Linden High School, having lettered all four years in both football and basketball. He also participated in track for one year. Football was Richardson’s true calling though, as he played QB, RB, WR, S and CB for Linden. High.
Richardson would go on to take his skills on the football field to Vanderbilt University. A four-year letterman for the Commodores who started 31 consecutive games, Richardson finished his college career with an imoressive 256 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss, three sacks, an INT and 10 passes defensed. Part of a defensive backfield which also featured Packers CB Casey Heyward, Vanderbilt went a mere 17-33 during his college career, but was 1-1 in bowl games (Won 2008 Music City Bowl, lost 2011 Liberty Bowl).
Richardson would go undrafted out of college, and would wait a full year before being able to play because of neck fusion surgery. Once cleared to play, he would become a contributor on special teams as well as on defense. Among his pro career highlights are:
- One of four non-drafted free agents to emerge from training camp to make the team’s opening-day roster in 2012.
- Battled a hamstring injury early in the regular season before appearing in five games, but then suffered a neck injury that landed him on injured reserve, Dec. 1.
- Saw almost all of his playing time come on special teams where he made an immediate impact upon returning to action, collecting four coverage tackles in his five games.
- Made the team following a strong preseason in which he led the club with 16 tackles (12 solo) and a fumble recovery.
When he is not defending passes on the playing field, Richardson is heavily involved in the community. Some of the ways he has given back to others includes working at a nursing home in high school and the Murtha O’Bryan Center in Nashville, mentoring youths and volunteering to help at homeless shelters during the holidays. He also helped coach young Packers fans at the 2013 Junior Power Pack Clinic.
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