Jordan Richards was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (64th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
2015 (14/2, 2/0)
- Played in 14 regular-season games with two starts and registered 17 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams tackles.
- Played mostly on special teams and in nickel and dime situations on defense.
- Appeared in both playoff contests as a reserve but did not accrue any statistics.
- Was a healthy scratch at Denver (11/29) and vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
- Made his debut on defense, playing safety and recording two tackles in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
- Made his first NFL start at defensive back in nickel defense and posted two tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams stop in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
- Started at safety in base defense with safety Patrick Chung inactive due to injury and had a season-high seven tackles at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
- Played in 54 games with 44 starts over his career and registered 247 tackles, one sack, nine interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, 24 passes defensed and five forced fumbles.
- Was an All-Pac-12 first team selection twice and an All-Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection over his final three seasons.
- Jordan’s father, Terry, is a native of Natick, Mass., and played football at Tufts from 1975 - 1979.
- Was born in Sacramento, Calif.
- Father, Terrence, is a native of Natick and played football as a defensive lineman at Tufts from 1975-79.
- Has one sister, Ashley.
- Was the Delta River League All-Purpose MVP and first team all-league defense as a senior after compiling 56 rushes for 563 yards and six touchdowns rushing and 69 receptions for 1,068 yards and 11 touchdowns receiving on offense and 61 tackles and two interceptions on defense.
- Helped the team to CIF Division II state, Sac-Joaquin Section and Delta River League titles.
- Earned three varsity letters and also lettered in basketball.
- Majored in public policy at Stanford.