High school all-star striving to reach full potential [VIDEO]

After racking up an extensive list of awards, Jaden Richards shows no signs of slowing.

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 155 lbs

Position(s): Quarterback, running back, receiver, safety, halfback, kick and punt returner

Awards won: Durham Dolphins Team MVP (Spring and Fall 2016), Wilson Gators X Factor Award, Oshawa Hawkeyes Defensive MVP, Oshawa Hawkeyes Offensive MVP, Oshawa Hawkeyes Special Teams MVP, Top 100 Canada, Offence Defence Receiver MVP, Offence-Defence All-American, Bret Cooper Junior Academic All American.

Graduating year: 2019

Considerations: Open

Offers: None

When it comes to football, Jaden Richards is experienced. Having started playing at the age of six for the Oshawa Hawkeyes, the high school student has played multiple positions.

His versatility has paid off. Over the course of his football career, he was won MVP for the Durham Dolphins for spring and fall, as well the MVP for the Oshawa Hawkeyes as a defensive player. Other awards to his name include Top 100 Canada and Offense-Defense All-American.

When it comes to ensuring that he continues to be a force on the field, Richards says he intends to attend camps in the U.S. this summer, eat properly and train.

As for what he will do after graduation in terms of football and education, Richards says he is open to all schools, but he has big dreams.

“I would like to continue my studies in the U.S. while playing the sport I love,” he said. “I would like to attend teacher’s college.”

He is no stranger to playing in the U.S.. He has experience playing in Buffalo, Florida and Texas.

When it comes to choosing a favourite football memory, Richards recalled moments of glory and almost-glory.

“The highlight of last season was having two successful seasons both with the Durham Dolphins where we won the Eastern Conference in the fall , and the Wilson Gators where we made it to the quarter-finals,” he said.


In order to become the person he is on and off the field, Richards says he relies on his family and his coaches.

“The most influential people in my life are my parents. They always support me and push me to reach my full potential,” he said. “The most influential person in regards to football would be Coach Bernie DeFour [of the] Durham Dolphins. He is a great coach [and] we have developed a great bond.”


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