Senior force on the offensive line who was tabled by conference coaches as a preseason All C-USA pick... Second-team selection by Phil Steele.... Member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Stepped into the starting spot at center in the spring after transferring from Trinity Valley JC and became the leader of the Owls youthful offensive line... Started all 13 games and only missed one snap, when his helmet was pulled off his head late in the Marshall game... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All Texas College preseason second team.
2011 (Trinity Valley CC)
JUCO All-American at center for coach Brad Smiley at Trinity Valley CC in Athens, Texas.
2010 (Central Arkansas)
Saw action in four games as a redshirt freshman.
2009 (Central Arkansas)
Keller High School
All-District 5-5A and All-Tarant County selection as a senior for coach Kevin Atkinson at Keller HS... Named team co-MVP and team captain... Earned honorable mention all district honors as a junior... Also competed in power lifting and threw the shot... A member of the student council.
Full Name: James Nathan Richards... Born: August 29, 1990 at Baton Rouge, La. ... Parents: Jim and June Richards (two sisters)... Rice major: Political Science... Rice College: Duncan.