Making The Switch: Richard Sherman Turning Heads As A Cornerback

Posted by Jason Dumpit on August-14-2009 Add Comments

Entering his senior season, Richard Sherman made a decision that very few people saw coming.

In fact, even his coach had no idea.

Over the offseason, Sherman text messaged Jim Harbaugh with the request to move from wide receiver to cornerback. An interesting request considering the success Sherman had as a wideout his first two seasons with the Stanford Cardinals.

In his freshman year, Richard blossomed quickly as a receiver, collecting 581 yards and three touchdowns. He complemented those numbers in his second year, catching the ball 39 times, gaining 651 yards and pulling in four more touchdowns. The potential for Sherman to become a huge succe...

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