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#8 Carl Richardson – QB Salinas Cowboys – GetSportsFocus Game-Changer Exclusive

Posted February 6, 2020 by in


Carl Richardson

QB • Salinas

Year: Senior | 2020

Ht/Wt: 6’4″/205lb

GPA: 4.79

Northwestern Signee 12/20/19
GSF All-Star 1st Overall Pick
MVP QB GSF Showcase
2018 Pacific Coast
Gabilan Division 1st Team


QB Carl Richardson – Salinas Cowboys
Ht/Wt: 6’4″ / 205lb | Class of 2020


186/260 (72%) • 2,956 PASSING YARDS (328 ypg) • 32 PASSING TDs • 6 INT
66 CARR • 507 RUSHING YARDS (7.7 ypc) • 6 RUSHING TDs
1 REC • 15 YDS • 1 TD

11/9/2019 – The Salinas Cowboys won the Pacific Coast Gabilan Football Division after beating league rival Aptos 42-28. QB Carl Richardson completed 22-of-31 passes for 351 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also had a 15-yard TD reception and carried the ball 14 times for 52 yards. Richardson wrapped up his regular season with an impressive 6 touchdowns against the Mariners.

97/134 (72%) • 1,446 YDS • 13 TD
27 CARR • 274 YDS • 3 TD

by: Madyson Montoya 9/29/19
Senior Carl Richardson of the Salinas Cowboys embodies the true persona of a quarterback. The 3-star national recruit grew up in a football family. His father, Kevin Richardson played at Stanford from 1984-1989 and recorded 289 tackles for the Cardinal as a linebacker. His older brother Jack is currently a back up QB at The Farm as well.
Richardson started playing football as a quarterback and works everyday to be the best leader and player he can be for his team. In the first four games of his senior year, Richardson completed 97-of-134 passes for 1,446 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also rushed for 274 yards on 27 carries and scored 3 rushing touchdowns for his Cowboys.
With six regular season games left, Richardson is looking to out-perform his junior season but more importantly deliver a triple crown: PCL, NorCal and State title for Salinas High.
Richardson as of right now, has no preference where he goes to college next year but one things for sure, he will be playing D1 football somewhere. With 8 offers and counting, Richardson’s ultimate goal is to play in the NFL but for now, he’s going to cherish every second with his fellow Cowboys at “The Pitt” in front of “the best student section” in California.

2017 CCS DI Champions
CIF D4-AA NorCal Runner-Up
2018 Pacific Coast
Gabilan Division 1st Team
2019 MVP QB GSF Showcase

June 2, 2019 – Carl Richardson was recognized as the GSF HS Football Camp/Showcase Most Outstanding QB. Richardson holds five scholarship offers: Columbia, University of Idaho, University of San Diego, Yale and Howard University. He finished his junior season with 3,606 passing yards where he completed 269/366 passes and 24 touchdowns. Richardson also rushed for 598 yards and scored one TD.

December 2018 – QB Carl Richardson named in the 5th Annual GSF All-Star Draft as pick #9 overall.
Richardson led Salinas to an 8-4, 6-1 season and won the Pacific Coast Gabilan Division. Salinas got to the CCS Open Division 1 semifinals where they hit a road block against a very tough Wilcox squad who would eventually won a state title.

November 3, 2019 – Carl Richardson and the Salinas Cowboys completed 28/36 for 313 yards and a TD, he also had 3 carries and 14 rushing yards to earn the GSF Game of the Week Playmaker.

October 6, 2018 – The Salinas Cowboys improved their record to 4-2, 3-0 in league after beating Christopher HS 40-3. QB Carl Richardson had a five-star performance with a rushing TD and two passing TDs. The class of 2020 recruit rushed for 148 yards on 12 carries and completed 26 passes for 388 yards.


Check out Carl Richardson’s highlights from the first three games of the 2018 season.

Carl Richardson is a 3 sport athlete: QB in football (Varsity as Soph), PG/Forward on Basketball team (Varsity as Soph), Run Track (Varsity as Soph) – run 200 (25.6 sec), 400 (54.9 sec), 4×4 relay; He is the younger brother of Stanford QB Jack Richardson who started in the 2018 Cardinal vs White Spring Game this past April. Carl’s GPA is 4.2 and received All-Academic status from SHS during his freshman and sophomore years. Carl came from a very athletic family. His mom is in the Stanford Hall of Fame for Volleyball and was a 2-time All-American and Pac 10 player of the year in 1986. His dad started as an ILB for Stanford (25 games) and was the leading tackler in 1987. His Uncle (Mark Richardson) threw the javelin at Cal (1980’s) and his great grandfather was a QB for Cal in the 1930’s (Monty Reedy). His two uncles from his mom’s side ran track for UCLA in the 50’s.

GPA: 4.2
All-Academic Salinas HS (freshman and sophomore year)

Football 2017:
Salinas Cowboys – CCS Division I Champion

Carl Richardson HUDL Videos
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