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Dace Richardson
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Dace Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, IL

High School:
Warrenville South HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
09/01/1986

Hawk-Item - - Suffered injury in win at Michigan State and missed final four games of regular season . . . did not see any game action in 2008 due to injury . . . one of five true freshmen to see action in 2005 . . .one of seven Iowa recruits to participate in 2005 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX.

2009 Honors - - Team Comeback Player of the Year Award . . . honorable mention all-College Football Insiders . . . first team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second team all-Big Ten by league media . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . named to cbssports.com Mid-Season all-America team.

2009 - - Started at right tackle and played every offensive down in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . started at left guard in 35-3 win at Iowa State at offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . started at left guard and played every offensive down in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played both guard positions in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . started at right guard in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . suffered injury in first quarter at MSU and did not return to action in final four regular season games . . . returned to action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, seeing action at left guard as offense gained 403 yards total offense.

2008 - - Did not participate in spring practice or any games due to injury.

2007 - - Listed as first team left tackle following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense in 35-0 win . . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . saw first extended action of the season in loss at Wisconsin . . . filled in at right tackle in the first period and played remainder of the game on offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offense down in loss to Indiana as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . did not see action in loss at Penn State due to injury and is expected to miss remainder of the season.

2006 pre-season Honors - - Pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2006 - - listed as first team left tackle following spring practice . . . started at left tackle in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in win over Iowa State as offense gained 410 yards total offense . . . started at left tackle in win at Illinois . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at left tackle in win over Purdue as offense posted season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . started at left tackle in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . did not see action in the second half after leaving game with injury in the second quarter . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan due to injury . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois due to injury . . . started at left tackle and played every offensive down in loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Saw action at left tackle in opening win over Ball State as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action at left tackle at Iowa State as offense gained 173 rushing yards . . . saw action at left tackle in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 496 yards total offense . . . saw action at left tackle at Ohio State . . . saw action at left tackle in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . saw action at left tackle in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . saw action in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . saw action at left tackle vs. Michigan as offense gained 427 yards total offense . . . saw action at left tackle at Northwestern as offense gained 492 yards total offense . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin . . . saw action in offense line in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

High school honors - - First team all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald . . . SuperPrep Honorable Mention all-American... first team all-conference as a senior, special mention as a junior . . . Career - - recorded 40+ pancake blocks as a senior, 35 as a junior... helped HS team to a 10-3 record as a senior... team captain.

Personal - - Born 9/1/86 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Dace Richardson and Kim Small . . . attended same high school as TE Tony Moeaki . . . high school coach was Ron Muhitch.

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