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Richardson making big plays for Tigers

Richardson making big plays for Tigers

October 2nd, 2012 in News

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel (center) and others on the Tigers' bench celebrate Saturday as time runs out in a 21-16 victory over Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - It's no secret Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson attracts attention and has an obvious air of confidence about himself.

At 6-4, 295 pounds, he's got the attention of opposing teams' offenses.

His outgoing nature and sometimes lack of a filter can be an attention grabber for everybody else.

But nearly a month after he became a media sensation for his comments about Georgia playing "old-man football," it's Richardson's motor on the field that has people paying attention to him.