Trent Richardson To Play Professional Football in Mexico
Back in February, Trent Richardson joined The Caudillos de Chihuahua of the Mexican American Football League (FAM), but what his role would be for the team was kept very unclear, even from Richardson himself, who said, "We'll have to let y'all know."
Well, Richardson's role on his new team has finally been revealed. The former Crimson Tide standout and Heisman finalist has signed a one-year deal to play running back for the Caudillos.
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"I just wanna say I appreciate everybody and this whole team has been doing a tremendous job in making me feel comfortable and making me feel at home. It's been beautiful for me and for my family." Richardson said in a press conference last Wednesday, "It's special to Mexico. Not just Chihuahua, not just to my family, but to Mexico because I'm telling you they want change and they want to win and do it the right way.
Richardson most recently played professional football for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) back in 2019, appearing in eight games and rushing for 366 yards with 11 touchdowns. The Pensacola native was the definition of a star at Alabama in his three seasons, finishing with 3130 yards and 35 touchdowns, half of which came in his junior year where he finished third in Heisman voting.
Despite an excellent career with the Crimson Tide, Richardson was unable to find success in the NFL after being drafted third overall to the Cleveland Browns in 2011. He bounced around the league until 2016, playing for four different teams. After being waived from the Ravens that year, Richardson found himself taking handoffs for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL for the next two seasons. After an even shorter stint in the AAF, the Crimson Tide great has found a new home.
Richardson says he hopes to bring more awareness to professional football in Mexico and help it gain the respect he feels it deserves. The 2021 FAM season, originally planned to be played in the first half of this year, was unfortunately canceled so Richardson will be ready to suit up in 2022.