Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is back in Tuscaloosa for an appearance at Ezell's Southern Food Express this weekend, and he stopped by the Tide 99.1 studios to catch us up on his career. 

During the 30-minute conversation with The Gary Harris Show on Friday, the former first round NFL Draft pick touched on a number of topics, past and present. You can listen to the entire interview in the video above, but here are a few nuggets:

  • Richardson said he's working out hard towards another opportunity to play in the NFL. He said he learned an expensive lesson the first time around about trying to please everyone around him.
  • During his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns, he played much of that year with broken ribs.
  • He still stays in touch with Nick Saban on a regular basis and looks to him for advice. Richardson said he plans on seeing him while he's in town.
  • Richardson said the 2010 team was the most talented during his playing days. Keep in mind that team was sandwiched between two national championship squads. The lack of leadership was the primary issue with that 2010 team and he made it a point to step up and be a leader in 2011.
  • During his high school recruitment, Emmitt Smith, who played at Richardson's high school before going to Florida, actually told him that Alabama would be the best fit for him in college.

Richardson last played a game with the Indianapolis Colts in 2014. He was signed by the Raiders in March of last year but was released right before the season began.

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