Imagine two football players down on their luck working out together to work on timing wondering if they’ll ever play again. Last season that was Colorado Buffaloes Paul Richardson and Connor Wood. Fast-forward to this season and the two are back on the field and helped lead the Buffaloes to a 47-27 win over Colorado State.
Wood’s threw three touchdown passes on the night and two of them were directly to Richardson. Perhaps their training helped them more than they realized.
‘We took advantage of that opportunity.”We’ve been working through winter, through spring, through the summer, in fall camp. Today, it came full circle. ~ Paul Richardson
Richardson finished the night with 10 catches for 208 yards including an 82-yard TD catch on the opening play of the game and a 70 yard grab in the fourth quarter. This was Richardson’s first time on the field since tearing his left ACL last season, not a bad return.
Wood’s was quite happy to have Richardson back on the field as he threw for over 400 yards, 208 of those going to Richardson. What was Wood’s response when asked what it was like to play with Richardson again? “Christmas in September.”
”I was really impressed with Connor today – that’s what we’ve been seeing. I knew he had the ability to do that. Now he has to regroup and do that again. I think we’ll have a really good quarterback, but for today he was excellent.” ~ Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre