Former Razorback Kevin Richardson joining Northeastern State football staff

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Arkansas defensive back Kevin Richardson answers questions during the Razorbacks' media day on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas defensive back Kevin Richardson answers questions during the Razorbacks' media day on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Fayetteville.

Former Arkansas defensive back Kevin Richardson is joining the football coaching staff at Northeastern (Okla.) State.

Richardson, who played in 47 games over six years with the Razorbacks, will coach nickel backs for the RiverHawks, according to a post on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Northeastern State competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

At Arkansas, Richardson recorded 125 tackles in his career and, in 2017, tied for the team lead with three interceptions. He returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown at Ole Miss in the Razorbacks’ most recent SEC win in October 2017.

A Jacksonville native who came to Arkansas as a walk-on, Richardson redshirted his first season in 2013 and suffered a season-ending injury in the first game of 2016 when he tore his pectoral muscle and required surgery.

In May 2018 he became the second Arkansas player to ever receive a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA.

Roughly one year later, Richardson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was most recently an assistant football coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.

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