The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they travel for the C-USA Championship game.
Ito Smith primed the Golden Eagles With 169 Rushing Yards, 3 TDs
Jalen Richard runs for 161 yards and four touchdowns
Football vs LA Tech
FB: Southern Miss vs. Old Dominion (Nov. 21, 2015)
Football vs Old Dominion
Football vs UTEP
NCAA Football: Southern Miss squares off against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making eight starts ... Missed the final game of the season with an injury ... Finished the season with 322 yards rushing on 85 attempts ... Also had 21 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown ... In addition, handled kickoff and punt return duties tallying 181 yards on special teams ... Had a season-best 94 yards on a season-high 14 carries at Arkansas ... Had season-high 45 yards receiving against Marshall ... Also added 44 yards receiving against FIU with a touchdown.
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games and had six starts as a true freshman ... Second on the team in rushing with 426 yards on 87 carries and his four touchdowns were the most among the running backs ... Scored two touchdowns on the ground against UCF and was the only running back to have a multi-TD game on the ground ... Returned 10 kicks for 259 yards with a long of 43 ... Caught eight passes for 39 yards and one touchdown.
High School: Two-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN ... Rated as the No. 136 running back in the nation by ESPN ... Played for coach Phillip Payne at Peabody Magnet High School ... Earned First Team All-State honors as a junior ... Tabbed First Team All-District and All-Area as a sophomore and junior ... Rushed for 2,289 yards on 263 carries as a junior, while adding 140 yards on 13 receptions and 33 touchdowns ...Also a member of the track & field team ... Finished third in District Championships in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters ... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Jalen Cantrell Richard ... Son of Krissy and James Richard ... Has two younger brothers, Jeremy and Justin ... Born on Oct. 15, 1993 in Baton Rouge, La. ... Majoring in exercise science.
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