Alabama’s Trent Richardson focused despite the hype, expectations


Watch Alabama’s Trent Richardson at SEC Media Days 2011

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson said he can be focused despite the preseason hype.

“I love all the expectations. At the end of the day, I want to live up to that. I want to be able to say like ‘Hey, I did that’ or ‘We did that.’ At the same time, it’s hard because you got a big target on your back, but that’s nothing to be scared of.”

And the Heisman hype won’t bother the Crimson Tide star either.

“I don’t think it’ll be tough to be focused at all,” Alabama football player Trent Richardson said. “I can’t turn on Sportscenter all the time, keep up with all that talk about my strengths and weaknesses. I can’t let it get to me.”

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