Kristen Finstad
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Colorado WR Richardson To Enter 2014 NFL Draft

Dec 03, 2013 4:58 PM EST

After being named first team All-Pac 12, Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the school announced on Monday.

Richardson finished the 2013 season with 83 receptions for 1,343 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also holds 29 school records, including single-game and single-season marks for receptions and receiving yards.

For the team that finished the season 4-8, his contributions will be missed greatly.

"He leaves with 29 records, which is really good," coach Mike MacIntyre said, according to The Denver Post. "One thing I tried to entice him on is he could leave with about 60 if he stayed for another year, which would probably never be broken, but I'm excited for Paul. I really am... I'm also sad for us."

Richardson is projected to be a second- or third-round pick in the draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com. Our draft expert David Seigerman ranked Richardson at No. 45 in his latest big board.

"I had a great experience here at Colorado," Richardson said. "I've been through a lot of coaching staffs, but I've had these same teammates, a lot of them for the last four years, and it's been awesome."