|No. 5 – Indianapolis Colts|
|Born:||May 22, 2002|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Eastside (Gainesville, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2023 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Anthony Dashawn Richardson (born May 22, 2002) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and was selected by the Colts fourth overall in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Richardson was born on May 22, 2002, in Miami, Florida. He later attended Eastside High School in Gainesville, Florida, where he played quarterback for their football team. During his high school career, he had 4,633 passing yards with 37 passing touchdowns, along with 1,633 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns. He committed to play college football at the University of Florida.
Richardson appeared in just four games during his first year at Florida in 2020, completing one of two passes for 27 yards with a touchdown and interception. He was able to redshirt his first year of collegiate eligibility. Richardson entered 2021 as the backup to Emory Jones. Against LSU, he replaced Jones and completed 10 of 19 passes for 167 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a rushing touchdown.
Richardson helped lead a 29–26 upset over the seventh-ranked Utah Utes on September 3, 2022. On September 24, in a 38–33 loss to Tennessee, Richardson passed for 453 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception to go along with 17 carries for 62 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Following the end of the 2022 season, Richardson announced that he would enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||Vertical jump||Broad jump|
|6 ft 4+1⁄4 in
|4.43 s||1.53 s||2.56 s||40.5 in
|10 ft 9 in|
Richardson was drafted in the first round by the Indianapolis Colts with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Richardson's combine measurables ranked him as the most athletic quarterback prospect in league history according to the Relative Athletic Score (RAS) metric. He joined Cam Newton and Daunte Culpepper as the only quarterbacks to have achieved a perfect RAS score.
During his first training camp with the Colts, Richardson underwent nasal septum surgery to improve his breathing.
On August 15, 2023, Richardson was named by head coach Shane Steichen as the Colts' starting quarterback over Gardner Minshew and Sam Ehlinger.