Clayton C. Richard (born September 12, 1983 in Lafayette, Indiana) is a left-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He is 6 feet and 5 inches tall, and weighs 240 pounds.
Richard was awarded Indiana's Mr. Football and Mr. Baseball his senior year at McCutcheon High School.
Richard accepted a scholarship to play football and baseball at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2003.
Richard was redshirted for the Wolverines football team his freshman year. In 2004, he battled for the starting spot on the team, but lost out to Chad Henne. Richard was the Wolverine's #2 quarterback that season, but he saw limited action, mostly in blowout wins over Miami (Ohio), Indiana, and Northwestern. Richard appeared in 4 total games for the Wolverines in 2004, only attempting 15 passes for 8 completions and 52 total yards.
The following spring, Richard joined the Wolverines baseball team and pitched well. In his one season in Ann Arbor, Richard pitched 21 games, mostly as a reliever and compiled a 0-1 record with a 2.43 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and 27 K's in 33.1 IP, good for a 7.29 K/9 innings ratio. The Wolverines were 42-19 that season and finished 4th in the Big 10 with a 17-12 conference...