Countdown to Kickoff - 84 days

To get ready for the 2011 football season, BlueRaiderZone is doing an in-depth look at Middle Tennessee's roster. One player per day, we're counting down the days until kickoff. Today's featured player is r-So. WR Richard Drake.

Richard Drake

Class: r-So.
Position: WR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195 pounds
Previous School: Stephenson
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

2010: Played in 10 games and earned one start ... Earned three winning grades from the coaches while playing 158 snaps ... Recorded eight receptions for 75 yards on the season ... Had two catches in a game three times ... Made his first collegiate reception against Minnesota in his first game ... Missed the APSU, Memphis, and Louisiana games with an ankle injury ... Turned in two receptions for 29 yards at Georgia Tech ... Earned the start against ULM but did not record a catch ... Collected two catches for 15 yards at ASU and had two grabs in bowl game against Miami.

2009: Took a redshirt year.

High School: A three-star recruit by and ... Rated the No. 63 player in the state by ... Had 12 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns for Stephenson his senior year ... Also lettered in track where he was the team's most valuable performer and placed first in the region in the 400 meters ... Was a four-time Junior Olympic AAU qualifier ... Runs a 21.8 in the 200 meter and a 48.2 in the 400 meter ... Spent his freshman and sophomore year at Mt. Pisgah High School ... Played for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson.

Full Name: Richard Anthony Drake Jr. ... Parents: Richard Sr. and Kathleen Drake ... Born: 9/4/90 ... Major: Undecided.

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