NFL Combine Records: Trent Richardson Will Set Bench Press Reps Record for RBs

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09:  Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Louisiana State University Tigers during the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Trent Richardson is a man-beast. Actually, that's probably an understatement—Richardson is the guy the other man-beasts of the world aspire to be.

And it's why I think Richardson will blow people away with his bench press and set a new record for running backs this year, or at least do the most reps in recent memory, since the NFL apparently doesn't keep official dombine records.

In recent memory, the most reps by a running back came from Anthony Sherman of UConn in 2011, who benched 225 pounds 32 times.

I think Richardson will top that. Let me show you why.

We'll start with these comments he made on "The Dan Patrick Show" back in November (via Deadspin):

How much do you bench press?

"I really can't tell you the truth because I really don't know the truth. But I did 475 easy, and they won't let me go above 475."

Wait, you bench 475?

"Yeah I did 475 easily and they won't let me go up."

Holy jeez, that's a lot of weight. And he said he did it easily.

I seriously just got frightened for linebackers in the NFL.

But here's the thing—in preparation for the NFL draft, his trainers aren't holding back the amount of weight he puts up any longer. Which means he is in full beast mode right now.

Take a look for yourself.

I stand by my previous contention—Trent Richardson is king of the man-beasts.

And he'll prove it once again at the NFL Combine.


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