This past Saturday when Fort Valley State pulled a season opening upset over Number 16 ranked Delta State, they were missing a key member of the offense that virtually went unnoticed.

But sophomore Travis Richmond is back in the lineup and hoping to make a splash after what Coach Don Pittman calls a personal matter forced the former SIAC freshman of the year to sit out game one. The former Peach County Trojan was a triple threat on the field in his 2011 debut. Richmond rushed for 574 yards, caught 14 passes and averaged 15 yards per kickoff return though only suiting up in 8 games.

"Travis will be able to play this week", says Pittman. "Right now he is just going through the acclimation period, and he should be ok. Travis is one of the best running backs in the country on any level so he is going to add excitement to our offense."

Richmond and the Wildcats take on Valdosta State Saturday night on the road. Pittman expects to see Richmond not only in the backfield but fielding punts and kicks as well.

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