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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Trent Richardson ran for 96 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown, on 20 carries to help Alabama defeat LSU 21-0 in the BCS national-championship game for the 2011 season.

But the championship ring that Richardson received for the Crimson Tide's win in that game on Jan. 9, 2012, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome isn't with him anymore.

As Alabama prepares to play Georgia for the national title for the 2017 season on Monday night, a man from the Bulldogs' hometown says he has Richardson's championship ring from the victory over LSU.

WAGA-TV in Atlanta reported on Friday that Larry Walter of Athens, Georgia, had contacted the television station in the hope it would help him connect with Richardson if he came to town for the big game.

Walter told WAGA that he'd found the ring on the street in Athens while he was working as an Uber driver. WAGA's Randy Travis reported he'd been told by Alabama football officials that Richardson's ring had been stolen.

Richardson played his first football since appearing in NFL preseason games with the Oakland Raiders in 2015 with four games for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League this season.

Richardson helped Saskatchewan win three of the four games as it secured a playoff berth. Richardson missed the final regular-season game and the playoffs because of an ankle injury.

(Courtesy Mark Inabinette/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally, something positive in the news for folks down south!