Nov. 27, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama running back Trent Richardson was selected as the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 203 yards and catching one touchdown in a 42-14 win over BCS No. 24 Auburn.
The 203 rushing yards was a new-career high and the receiving touchdown moved him into a tie for second place in SEC history with 23 total touchdowns on the season. He is the only running back in SEC history to ever rush for 20 touchdowns.
Richardson averaged 7.5 yards per tote on 27 carries, including runs of 57- and 35-yards after half in the Iron Bowl. He converted seven first downs on the ground and helped the Crimson Tide finish off an 11-1 season. No. 2 Alabama is idle next week while they await word on their bowl destination.
Richardson is a finalist for the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award. He has faced seven of the nation's top-50 defenses, five of the top-50 rush defenses and five top-20 total defenses. Richardson has accounted for 1,583 rushing yards and 1,910 yards from scrimmage - both the second-highest totals in school history.
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