** 2013 & 2014 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **
** 2014 Vince Lombardi Award (Nation's Top Lineman) Watch List **
** 2014 Ball State Team Captain **
* 2012, 2013 & 2014 Academic All-Mid-American Conference *
2014 (Jr.): Started all 12 games to earn third letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Ball State all-time leading rusher Jahwan Edwards . . . part of an offensive line that ranked in the nation's top-20 in fewest sacks allowed and fewest tackles for loss allowed.
2013 (So.): Started 12 games to earn second letter . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for record setting seasons by Keith Wenning (quarterback), Willie Snead (wide receiver) and Jahwan Edwards (running back) . . . helped Ball State rank 17th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with an average of 1.17 per game.
2012 (Fr.): Played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg, to earn first letter . . . made first career start at Army . . . started four games . . . part of an offensive line that blocked for Jahwan Edwards' 1,410 yards rushing - the third highest single-season total in Ball State history . . . protected quarterback Keith Wenning, who set a then-school record with 301 completions and threw for the third best single season total of 3,095 passing yards in school history.
2011: Redshirted as a walk-on.
PREP SCHOOL: Competed in football at Milford Academy for Coach Bill Chaplick . . . helped team to an 11-1 record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters for Coach Joe Lato at Weston High School in Connecticut . . . all-state and all-conference as a senior . . . started final 31 straight games at center . . . Weston's team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Charles and Gina Richard . . . owns a 4.0 grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . .managed a 4.0 GPA last fall . . . born Oct. 2, 1992, in Bridgeport, Conn. . . . two brothers . . . brother, Jameson, played football at Buffalo and in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts . . . the 2011 season marked Jameson's fourth for the Colts . . . full name is Jacob Cody Richard.
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