2011 Kody Richardson
High School Coach: Scott Murray
High School: Garden City, A
College: Sienna Heights University
Kody is the son of Kris and Sandy Richardson. He has an older brother, Kristopher (23) and a younger brother, Kameron (10).
Kody started playing football at age nine, and became a starting center for all of his youth football teams. Once in high school, Kody played on both sides of the ball. On defense, Kody played inside, and outside, linebacker and defensive line. On offensive, Kody played guard and tackle. On special teams, Kody served as a long snapper for both the punt team and extra point team. Kody was a three year varsity starter and was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years of high school. Kody graduated with an overall GPA of 3.6.
After his senior year, Kody was named to the 2010 Observer All-Area Football Team, 2010 Western Wayne Athletic Conference All-League Team, and was an honorable mention to the 2010 Detroit Free Press All-Metro West Football Team. In addition, Kody earned honorable mention to the 2009 WWAC All-League Team, as a junior. The highlight of these honors was being selected to play in the MHSFCA All Star game. Kody is the first football player in the history of Garden City High School to be selected to play in this game.
Kody said, “I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout my years of football. I would also like to thank all the coaches that have taught me through my years of football. Thanks to Coach Murray, without his help, and the help of my parents, the journey toward college would not be easy. I would also like to give special thanks to my grandmother, Anni Richardson, who has been to all my games from the beginning; traveling with our family when I played travel baseball, and hockey, and sitting through football games no matter the weather. No matter how I played, or the outcome of the game, she was always supportive and a positive motivator.”
All Western Wayne Athletic Conference, 2009
All Area Team, Observer, 2010
All League Western Wayne Athletic Conference, 10
All Metro West, Detroit Free Press, 2010