Richardson Receives Camp Recognition

Although it was obvious that Auburn's primary defensive goal against Alabama Saturday was to stop the Crimson Tide's star tailback, Trent Richardson, the Tigers were unable to handle that chore. And the nation noticed.

Alabama junior running back Trent Richardson was selected as the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 203 yards and catching one pass for a touchdown in a 42-14 win over Auburn at Auburn.

The win improved the Bama record to 11-1 and put the Crimson Tide in position to play for its 14th national championship. Alabama is idle this week and will learn its bowl fate next Sunday.

Additionally, Richardson is now considered the favorite to become Alabama's second Heisman Trophy winner in three years.

The 203 rushing yards was a new-career high and the receiving touchdown moved him into a tie for second place in SEC history with 23 total touchdowns on the season. He is the only running back in SEC history to ever rush for 20 touchdowns.

Richardson averaged 7.5 yards per carry on 27 rushes, including runs of 57 and 35 yards in the second half as Bama pulled away for the victory. He converted seven first downs on the ground.

Richardson is a finalist for the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award. He has faced seven of the nation's top-50 defenses, five of the top-50 rush defenses and five top-20 total defenses. Richardson has accounted for 1,583 rushing yards and 1,910 yards from scrimmage – both the second-highest totals in school history.

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