News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Dec. 7 event to honor 21 seniors.
The Boilermakers hosted an offense vs. defense scrimmage before next Saturday's spring game.
The Boilermakers head to Iowa City for a matchup with the Hawkeyes.
Purdue @ Penn State
USATSI Gallery: Purdue vs. Indiana State - 09/07/13
AP Photos: Purdue at No. 7 Ohio State
Purdue vs Wisconsin - AP Photo Gallery
AP Photos: Purdue vs. Marshall
2013: Started all 12 games at safety ... finished third on the team with 64 tackles, 43 solo, with one tackle for loss, a fumble forced, a fumble recovered, one interception and two PBUs ... finished with three tackles at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 ... had five tackles, all solo, against Indiana State on Sept. 7 ... had a career-high nine tackles, five solo, a fumble forced and a PBU against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 ... finished with seven tackles, four solo, at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 ... had seven tackles, six solo, with an assisted TFL against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 ... finished with one stop against Nebraska on Oct. 12 ... had six tackles at Michigan State on Oct. 19 ... recorded three tackles against No. 4 Ohio State on Nov. 2 ... had six tackles, five solo, vs. Iowa on Nov. 9 ... tallied seven tackles and recovered a fumble at Penn State on Nov. 16 ... had two tackles and an interception against Illinois on Nov. 23 ... finished the season with eight tackles, six solo, and an assisted TFL at Indiana on Nov. 30.
2012: Started all 13 games at safety ... finished fifth on the team with 51 total tackles, including 43 solo stops ... had six PBUs and blocked a kick ... had two tackles, including an assisted sack, and a PBU against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 ... had two solo tackles at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 10 ... finished with two solo tackls, a PBU and blocked kick against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 ... had two unassisted tackles against Marshall on Sept. 29 ... tallied four tackles, three solo, against Michigan on Oct. 6 ... posted a career-high six solo tackles against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 ... had a career-high seven total tackles and a PBU at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 20 ... had four tackles, three solo, at Minnesota on Oct. 27 ... tied career highs with seven total tackles and six solo stops against Penn State on Nov. 3 ... had four unassisted tackles and a career-high two PBUs at Iowa on Nov. 10 ... finished with four unassisted tackles and a PBU at Illinois on Nov. 17 ... had three solo tackles against Indiana on Nov. 24 ... finished with four tackles, three solo in the Heart of Dallas bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
2011: Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman ... finished with seven tackles, three solo ... had two tackles against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... finished with three tackles, two solo, in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Western Michigan on Dec. 27.
High School: Had 72 tackles, six interceptions and scored 16 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for 288 yards and eight touchdowns and hauled in two scoring passes ... had two interceptions in senior season opener against West Orange High School ... Orlando Predators High School Player of the week after picking off four passes in a game against Lake Howell High School in the second week of senior season and returning two of them for touchdowns. Also added a third touchdown against Lake Howell on a botched field goal attempt ... accounted for 20 of Lake Mary's 22 points in a loss to Freedom High School, scoring three rushing touchdowns and adding a two-point conversion ... 2010 All-Central Florida and All-Seminole County by the Orlando Sentinel ... selected for the North squad in the 2010 Florida Athletic Coaches Association/Reebok North-South All Star Football Classic ... named to the East Roster for the 2010 Central Florida All-Star Game ... had 65 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions, nine pass break ups and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... rushed for 346 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries (10.2 average) in 2009 ... coach was Scott Perry.
Personal: Given name is Taylor Warren Richards ... born Jan. 2, 1993 ... majoring in health and physical education.