In the past two weeks, two Mountaineer DBs have signed on with CFL teams after the announcement of Kent Richardson signing with the Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday.
Last week, we told you about Brandon Hogan joining the Winnipeg Bluebombers last Tuesday and now Richardson makes the latest WVUPro to head to the CFL.
The Argonauts don’t begin mini-camp until May 3rd, but Richardson is anxious to get back to work.
“It always feels good for your services to be wanted,” said Richardson, “but most importantly, I’m just glad to get the opportunity to continue to do what I love! I’m very grateful for that.”
Richardson became one of the best defensive backs in the Arena League as a member of the Philadelphia Soul. In 2012, he won the Defensive Back of the Year Award after leading the league and setting a team record with 14 interceptions. He went on to sign with the Cleveland Browns, but was released before the start of the 2013 Regular Season.
In his career with the Mountaineers from 2005-09, Richardson played in 48 games, starting 5. He recorded 55 tackles and one interception. After graduating, he kept improving upon his craft. Working out. Getting better. In 2011, the he inked a contract with the Soul. By the next season, he led the defense and broke records en route to an Arena Bowl appearance.
Now he joins Pat White, Scooter Berry, Jock Sanders, Selvish Capers. and Hogan on CFL rosters. Avon Cobourne recently joined the coaching staff of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an RB coach. Lance Frazier played seven seasons with Saskatchewan and now does radio and television for the team (when not contributing for us).
The CFL is truly becoming “WVU North” as Frazier calls it.