Sheldon Richardson makes All-SEC football team

Ed Zurga

The Tigers' defensive tackle was named to the conference's second team.

Although Sheldon Richardson didn't lead the Missouri Tigers in any defensive category, he was certainly the most impressive defensive player on the team. For that, he earned All-SEC second team honors in what was his final season at Mizzou.

Richardson recorded 75 tackles on the season, including 10.5 for a loss and four sacks. He also forced two fumbles on the season. The 295-pound interior lineman racked up those numbers despite missing a game after being suspended against the Syracuse Orange. Richardson was the only Missouri Tiger to appear on either the offensive or defensive first and second teams. Missouri struggled in their first year in the SEC, winning just two conference games -- over the Kentucky Wildcats and a four-overtime victory against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Richardson has already said he'll be headed to the NFL Draft, where some scouts think he'll be a first-round pick, though he would've been an impact player again for the Tigers had he come back.

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