Returns from a redshirt season to add size and determination to the defensive secondary ... Broke up a pass in the Maroon and White Game (4/24/10).
2009: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Named the Defensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Year along with Anthony Grady ... Was a two-time MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the UNI game (9/26/09) and road win at North Dakota State (10/24/09).
High School: Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honorable mention as an athlete after claiming first-team Class 5 all-state honors as a defensive back and all-Metro Catholic Conference distinction at receiver and DB ... Part of three conference championship and two district championship teams as a four-year letterman and three-year starter for coach Pat Mahoney at DeSmet High in St. Louis ... Named to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Super 30 juniors and top 10 safeties in 2007 while claiming all-MCC honors ... Was also a two-year basketball letterman for the Spartans.
Personal: Richard Patrick Dansdill was born 8/29/90 in Lake St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Richard and Susan Dansdill of Lake St. Louis ... Majoring in Marketing Management (3.0 GPA) ... Has two sisters, Colleen and Kelsey ... Will be a fourth-generation Division I football player after his great grandfather Clint Duff (Idaho, 1924-28), grandfather Pat Duff (USC, 1951-55), and father Richard (Missouri, 1975-80) ... Also had three uncles play Division I athletics, including uncle David (Kansas football), uncle Pat Duff (Missouri football) and uncle John Duff (Saint Louis basketball).