Oct 26, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson (6) runs onto the field prior to the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Paul Richardson is leaving the Colorado football team early to enter the NFL draft, the junior receiver said Monday.
Richardson had 1,289 yards on 79 receptions this season after sitting out all of last season because of knee surgery. He tore his ACL in during spring drills in April 2012.
"I love my teammates. I love my coaching staff," Richardson said during coach Mike MacIntyre's season-ending news conference. "It's hard."
MacIntyre said Richardson (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) will need to add size to get noticed and move up in the draft.
"I can get faster, bigger and stronger," Richardson said.
He finishes his CU career with 152 receptions for 2,358 yards and 21 touchdowns. His father, Paul Sr., played in the NFL for Philadelphia.