Trent Richardson Was Alabama's Scout Team Running Back Last Week to Help the Defense Prepare for Leonard Fournette

Trent Richardson is now a scout team running back.

Trent Richardson, who was drafted by the Cleveland Browns No. 3 overall in 2012,  hasn't played a snap since 2014, when he was with the Indianapolis Colts. He has worked out for other teams, but as of now is still a free agent. But Richardson is back on the football field in a familiar place.

The former Alabama running back went back to his alma mater to help the Crimson Tide prepare for their matchup against SEC rival LSU. According to AL.com, Richardson lined up with the Bama scout team and imitated LSU running back Leonard Fournette to prep the Crimson Tide's defense.

The two RBs are similar in size. Fournette is listed at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, and Richardson is 5-foot-9, 230 pounds. Both are strong and run with a lot of power.

"I think Trent gave a pretty good look, and John Parker, too," Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey told AL.com. "I tackled Trent this week, man. That's a big guy, man. It's also pretty cool just to go against those guys, knowing what they've done for the program."

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Richardson must have done his job, because Alabama's defense shut out LSU 10-0, holding them to 35 rushing yards on 17 attempts.


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