One of the top defensive ends in the Missouri Valley, Richardet looks to build on his breakthrough season of 2009 and anchor the MSU defensive line this fall ... Ranked as the No. 16 defensive end in Division I FCS football by Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Tallied three tackles in Maroon and White spring game (4/24/10).
2009: Started all 11 games at right end, earning All-MVFC Second Team honors ... Finished eighth on the team with 43 total tackles, tops among MSU linemen, including 18 solo stops and six tackles for loss ... Also had an interception, two fumble recoveries and 2.5 sacks on the season ... Earned MVFC Defensive Player of the Week, MSU Defensive Player of the Week and "game ball" honors for team's first-ever win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) after he had eight total tackles, four solos, killed a YSU drive at the MSU three-yard line with an interception, blocked a field goal and had 1.5 TFL ... Also claimed MVFC Defensive Player of the Week, MSU Player of the Week and MSU Defensive Player of the Week honors for the Bears' 35-10 home win over Murray State (9/19/09) after recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, collecting 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and snagging six total stops ... Also had six total tackles and a fumble recovery in Illinois State game (10/31/09) ... Posted five tackles in season finale at Southern Illinois (11/14/09) ... Named MSU Special Teams Player of the Week after collecting three tackles in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) ... Earned team Weightlifter of the Year Award and MSU Defensive Lineman of the Year honors.
2008: Started seven of 11 games ... Posted season-high five tackles at South Dakota State (11/1/08) with 1.5 sacks ... Also tallied four tackles against Southern Illinois (10/25/08) and at UNI (11/8/08) ... Returned three kickoffs, including two against Western Illinois (10/4/08) and season-long 11 yarder vs. North Dakota State (11/15/08) ... Named team's Lifter of the Year at postseason banquet.
2007: Played in all 11 games and tallied 11 total tackles ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week honors after returning a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in win over SEMO (11/10/07) with two tackles and a forced fumble ... Also earned MSU Special Teams POW with a 25-yard kick return to set up the game-winning TD and two tackles in win over Central Arkansas (9/22/07).
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman at MSU ... Claimed MSU Defensive Scout Team POW laurels for Oklahoma State game (9/2/06).
High School: Four-year starter for coach Keith Winkler at St. Vincent High in Perryville, Mo. ... Helped St. Vincent to a Class 1 state title and 13-1 record his junior year ... Was a first-team all-state linebacker in 2005 and also earned honors as a defensive lineman, punter and fullback ... Tabbed conference player of the year and KTTJ Player of the Year as a senior, while claiming all-conference and all-district laurels three seasons ... Was also a standout basketball and baseball performer.
Personal: Waylon M. Richardet was born 6/2/87 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. ... Son of Rick and Patrice Richardet of Perryville, Mo. ... Majoring in Construction Management ... Has two sisters, Megan and Amanda