Trent Richardson says playing for Riders was a ‘rebirth’, hoping for NFL chance

It seems like Trent Richardson had fun playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“It was too much fun, man,” Richardson told Bleacher Report. “I appreciate the CFL. I appreciate Saskatchewan. The whole team, man, for what they did for me, I can’t never repay them back.”

The 27-year-old carried the ball 48 times for 259 yards and scored two touchdowns in four games for Saskatchewan in 2017.

“A big thing for me going to Canada was to get back on the field with a fresh start. Not a lot of people around me … just being not distracted and playing football like I usually play football,” Richardson said.

“It was almost like it was a rebirth.”

The Riders were 3-1 when Richardson suited up. He improved his yards-per-carry each time out. The last game Richardson played was against Montreal and the five-foot-nine, 225-pound back ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns, looking like the all-American back from his University of Alabama days. Richardson embraced the province and rabid Rider fans.

“That’s one of the biggest things with people here—they love their team, they love their green,” he said.

After a handful of CFL games, Richardson wants another NFL opportunity.

“With the NFL, I hope somebody gives me a chance,” Richardson said. “I pray that they do. If they do, man, they going to get the hardest-working guy in the NFL, on the field and off the field.”

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