|Last School:||George Jenkins HS|
2011: Appeared in and made 52 starts as a corner infielder… Finished campaign with a .297 batting average to go along with 36 RBI and 34 runs scored… Finished season second on the team with 12 doubles and was tied for second in RBI while ranking third in hits (62)… Opened season on a 15-game hitting streak and tallied a hit in 20 of the first 22 contests… Was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI in 16-4 win against George Mason (Feb. 18)… Had two hits and drove in three against Xavier (Feb. 19)… Collected one hit to go along with two RBI and one run in victory over Iona (Feb. 20)… Had two hits and two RBI as Upstate claimed a 12-7 victory over North Carolina A&T (Feb. 23)… Collected two hits and two RBI at both Wofford (Mar. 1) and Gardner-Webb (Mar. 2)… Was 2-for-4 at the plate against the College of Charleston (Mar. 8)… Scored a pair of runs in Upstate’s 13-10 win at Charleston Southern (Mar. 9)… Tallied three hits, three runs and one RBI in a 7-6 win at Jacksonville (Mar. 12)… Finished 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI in finale against North Florida (Mar. 19)… Was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in 8-5 victory over Furman (Mar. 22)… Had two hits and two RBI in series opening win at FGCU (Mar. 25)… Collected two hits in three consecutive games (No. 20 Stetson, Apr. 2; at No. 3 South Carolina, Apr. 5; Gardner-Webb, Apr. 6)… Scored a pair of runs against the Bulldogs… Finished 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI including a walk-off solo blast in the bottom of the 10th against Belmont (Apr. 9)… Was the first walk-off homer for the Spartans in the D-I era… Was 2-for-4 with one RBI against ETSU (Apr. 12)… Was 2-for-3 with two runs in series finale at Lipscomb (Apr. 17)… Had two hits and scored one run against the College of Charleston (Apr. 20)… Tallied three hits and three RBI in Upstate’s 13-9 win over Kennesaw State (May 7)... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.
2010: Appeared in 43 games, made 34 starts at first base and seven as the designated hitter... Had four straight games of two hits from Feb. 27 through Mar. 3... Collected a hit in collegiate debut against Presbyterian College on Feb. 20... Finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run against both Dayton (Feb. 27) and Butler (Feb. 28)... Was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run in the series finale against Jacksonville (Apr. 3)... Had two hits, three RBI and scored two runs in the Spartans 11-10 win over College of Charleston (Apr. 13)... Had three hits, including first career homerun, to go along with three RBI in the series opener against Campbell (Apr. 16)... Collected three hits, one RBI and one run in the first game of the doubleheader against Campbell (Apr. 17)... Was 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs at Stetson (May 8)... Finished with three hits, two RBI and one run against The Citadel (May 12)... Had two hits and scored two runs against both Kennesaw State (May 15) and William & Mary (May 18).
High School: A four-year letterwinner in baseball at George Jenkins High School... Earned 2009 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida Region All-High School Senior Team Honorable Mention honors... Earned All-Polk County honors as a junior and senior and was also a senior all-area all-star... Hit .448 with a .543 on-base percentage as a senior, earning Florida Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State honors... Blasted 17 homers in his career... An Academic Merit Scholar and a team captain as a senior... A member of Chet Lemon's Juice, which won the AAU Nationals and Under Armour National Tournament and Perfect Game National Tournament Championships in club baseball.
Personal: Born on Jan. 5, 1991... Given name is Roy Richardson III... Son of Roy Richardson, Jr., and Wendi Richardson... Has a younger sister, Regan... Grandfather, Jim Waller, played football at the University of Missouri in 1964-65... Majoring in psychology... Hobbies include hunting, fishing, basbeall, golf and water sports... Favorite movie is "30 Minutes or Less"... Favorite food is pizza... Favorite TV show is "Pawn Stars"... Favorite actor is Adam Sandler... Favorite song is "If I could do it again"... Favorite book is "Needful Things" by Stephen King... Favorite sports figure is Usain Bolt... Hero growing up was Nomar Garciaparra... Admires his grandfather... Wants to be a king crab fisherman... Chose Upstate over Florida Gulf Coast.