Richardson signs with UNC-Pembroke


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Front row, left to right: Ashe County head coach Brian Hampton, Alex Richardson, assistant coach Mike Tasso. Back row, left to right: Assistant coach Nick Vannoy, teammate Kendall Richardson, teammate Joseph Lowder, teammate/brother Jake Richardson and teammate Garrett Miller.


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Alex Richardson (center) will play football next season for the UNC-Pembroke Braves. Joining him for his special signing day were his parents, Brian and Terry Richardson (front row), and siblings Cori Richardson and Jake Richardson (back row).


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WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County senior defensive end Alex Richardson signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football at UNC-Pembroke.

The 6-2, 215-pounder joined 24 other high school standouts that signed to play next season with the up-and-coming Braves football program. The Braves’ signing class featured eight offensive linemen, six defensive backs, five linebackers, three defensive linemen, two quarterbacks and one tight end.

Richardson was a Mountain Valley All-Conference performer and was one of the top defensive players for the Huskies all season long. He led the Huskies in sacks with 9.5 to go along with seven passes knocked down, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

During the annual Fall Sports Awards ceremony, Richardson was honored as the team’s top defensive lineman.

Richardson became the second ACHS senior athlete to sign a letter of intent to play a college sport. Joseph Lowder signed with Concord University back in November, where he will play baseball once his high school career comes to an end this spring.

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Front row, left to right: Ashe County head coach Brian Hampton, Alex Richardson, assistant coach Mike Tasso. Back row, left to right: Assistant coach Nick Vannoy, teammate Kendall Richardson, teammate Joseph Lowder, teammate/brother Jake Richardson and teammate Garrett Miller.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Signing-2.jpgFront row, left to right: Ashe County head coach Brian Hampton, Alex Richardson, assistant coach Mike Tasso. Back row, left to right: Assistant coach Nick Vannoy, teammate Kendall Richardson, teammate Joseph Lowder, teammate/brother Jake Richardson and teammate Garrett Miller. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Alex Richardson (center) will play football next season for the UNC-Pembroke Braves. Joining him for his special signing day were his parents, Brian and Terry Richardson (front row), and siblings Cori Richardson and Jake Richardson (back row).
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Signing-1.jpgAlex Richardson (center) will play football next season for the UNC-Pembroke Braves. Joining him for his special signing day were his parents, Brian and Terry Richardson (front row), and siblings Cori Richardson and Jake Richardson (back row). Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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