Redshirted during the 1999 season
High School Highlights
Three-time all-Citrus Belt League selection ... All-region and all -American by Super Prep magazine ... All-strength team by Super Sport magazine ... Played defensive end, outside linebacker, and tight end for A.B. Miller H.S. under John Tyree ... Team went 9-2 and won Citrus Belt League championship ... Earned three letters in football, and three in basketball and track ... Won Big Bear slam dunk competition ... Won three gold medals in hurdles at invitational track meets ... Won two gold medals in powerlifting competitions.
Full given name is Shaheed Sumiji Richardson ... Nicknames are Scooter and The Steed ... Born February 3, 1981 in Los Angeles California ... Parents are Kenneth and Joy Bedford ... Has six brothers and two sisters ... Intends on majoring in pre-law and pursuing a career as a district ... attorney ... Named to honor roll three times in high school ... Most memorable moment in sports was winning conference championship in football ... Favorite athletes are Shaquille O'Neal and Mike Tyson ... Lists Dick Butkus as his Fighting Illini athletic hero ... Enjoys participating in sports, lifting weights, and enjoying life ... Member of church choir.