Glory Colorado is proud to launch our Heisman Trophy campaign for junior wide receiving sensation Paul Richardson!
Yea, we know Heisman winners play for good teams.
And in nationally televised games. They usually don’t miss the previous season with a knee injury. They usually don’t play for programs with new coaches that went 1-11 the previous year. They usually have Heisman hope coming into the season and win preseason Herbie’s.
But hey, we can dream right?
And through two weeks in the college football season, who has been better than Richardson?
P-Rich has been spectacular. Colorado’s two wins could easily have been losses without the speedy wideout. In two games, Richardson has:
- 411 receiving yards (1st in NCAA, more than 100 more than #2)
- 21 catches (2nd in NCAA)
- 4 touchdowns (tied for 1st in NCAA)
- 19.9 YPC
His touchdown grabs have been from 82, 75, 55 and 30 yards. Two were in the first quarter to give the Buffs the lead. Two were in the fourth to seal the deal.
Richardson is talented, he works hard, he is a leader, and he is FAST.
According to CSU coach Jim McElwain, “faster than any guy we had at Alabama, I guarantee you that.”
Colorado quarterback threw a seemingly perfect ball to as Richardson blazed past two Central Arkansas defenders on Saturday, but was unsure when he let it go. “I was holding my head like ‘I overthrew it,’” said Wood, “But then he caught it.”
And how about those Colorado Buffaloes? Hey, they’re 2-0, right? They have a coach with an actual game plan, who is poised and confident and has the team believing.
Richardson’s Heisman hope hinges on Colorado’s ability to continue winning just as much as the receivers continued personal results.
But Richardson is starting to draw attention around the nation. After taking home the Pac-12 Player of the Week award in week-one, Richardson was awarded ESPN’s Pac-12 Player of the Week in week two. According to ESPN, “it’s hard to argue that through the first two weeks, the biggest impact player in the league might be Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson.”
Analysts Heisman Pundit are beginning to take notice as well, giving Richardson a vote this week. It’s not much, but you’ve got to start somewhere. If the Buffs can pull off the upset over Fresno State at Folsom Field on Saturday, the hype will start to grow.
It’s only been two games, and it’s obviously a long shot. But after the dismal 2012 season, it’s a fun thing to even be talking about.