His most productive season was 2013, catching 52 passes for 788 yards and three touchdowns. The Thousand Oaks HS (CA) standout suffered a 2014 season-ending elbow injury in the sixth game against Utah completing the year with 18 receptions, 216 yards and a touchdown. His single Oregon State game overall best of seven receptions, 142 yards and one touchdown was at Utah in 2013. Richard Mullaney pledged his intention to transfer while on his official visit to Alabama. He qualifies for one more year of eligibility under the NCAA post-graduate transfer rule.
Head Football Coach of Thousand Oaks High School, Mike Leibin, lavishly praised Mullaney in an exclusive interview with 'BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com. Said the leader of the Lancers program, "Richard is an amazing young man on and off the field. He brings an incredible work ethic to the field on a daily basis. The biggest praise I had for him when he played here, was he did not have a single bad practice in the two years he was on varsity. That is not to take away from how good he is as a football player. He broke a 35 year old California state record for number of receptions in a season (122). He holds virtually every receiving record, and is tied for the most interceptions in a season and career at safety. He has incredible hands, and great body control when the ball is in the air. Richard is my first athlete to go on to play at The University of Alabama."