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ninth season at Robert Morris University
is Andrew Richardson
In addition to tutoring the offensive line, Richardson was named as the program's recruiting coordinator, elevated into the role after serving as the assistant recruiting coordinator for multiple years, before the 2014 season.
spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a graduate assistant coach for RMU
before being elevated to a full-time assistant in January of 2009.
helped starting center Nick Faraci reach new heights in 2014 as he
became the first offensive player in school history to be named an Academic All-American.
Faraci and his
teammates on the line in 2014 helped block for Rameses Owens, a true freshman who twice surpassed 150 rushing yards in just six starts.
In fact, the Colonial offensive line helped make 2014 the first year since 1998 that more than one Colonial contributed multiple 100-yard rushing efforts.
In Richardson's eight seasons on staff, RMU offensive linemen have claimed seven All-NEC honors, including left tackle A.J. Dalton earning a First Team award after the 2013 season.
Richardson helped Dalton improve at his craft and transition from guard into tackle in becoming a professional prospect who signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions in May 2014.
, Faraci has been named Capital One Academic All-District First Team on two occasions.
He became the second Colonial offensive lineman to claim that honor in three years.
Led by All-NEC performers Corey Konycki and Carlos Andrade, the offensive line that Richardson tutored in 2010 allowed just 14 sacks, the third lowest total in school history.
In 2009, Richardson
molded an offensive line that allowed Russ to post his second straight 1,000-yard rushing campaign, compiling 1,059 yards on the ground on 212 attempts, an average of 5.0 yards per carry.
coached two juniors and three sophomores on the offensive line in 2009, a group that was an integral part of RMU's five-game winning streak to close out the year.
During the final five games of the 2009 season, the offensive line paved the way for the Colonial running game to average 159.0 yards rushing per contest.
In 2008, Richardson
coached an offensive line that blocked for the program's first 1,000-yard rusher in five years, as Russ finished with 1,255 yards on 215 carries, an average of 5.8 yards per rush.
"Having had the ability to recruit and mold the student-athletes that play on the offensive line at Robert Morris
has not only been a great opportunity but very rewarding, as well," Richardson
"I'm excited about our future prospects and continuing to make our offensive line consistently one of the best in the Northeast Conference
A 2005 graduate of Penn State University, Richardson was a four-year letterwinner for the Nittany Lions at offensive tackle.
During the 2005 campaign, Richardson started the final seven games at right tackle for a Penn State program that finished 11-1 and garnered a 26-23 overtime victory over Florida State in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl.
A 2001 graduate of North Hills High School, Richardson played tight end and appeared in the 2001 "Big 33" contest while earning All-American and all-state honors.
was also named the 2000 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year as well as being named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 squad.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Richardson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in recreational management from Penn State in 2005 and a Master of Science degree in instructional leadership from Robert Morris in 2009.