Posted: 10:06 am Friday, October 8th, 2010

Two former Pahokee standouts among junior college leaders 

By Matt Porter

Couple notes to pass along from the junior college ranks . . .

Richardson

Richardson

Former Pahokee standout Nu’Keese Richardson is the top-ranked pass defender among the nation’s junior colleges.

Through five games, the cornerback has a nation-leading 7 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and 9 pass break-ups.

Richardson plays for Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, the No. 3 junior college in the country. He originally signed with Tennesse and did a short stint at Hampton University before heading to Coffeyville.

Dexter Holmes, another ex-Blue Devil, is among the receiving leaders.

Holmes

Holmes

Holmes, playing for No. 11 Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, was named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 6.

In Ellsworth’s 49-13 win over Harper (Ill.) last Saturday, Holmes had 10 receptions for 239 yards and four TDs. He accounted for 65 percent of Ellsworth’s 369 passing yards.

Through five games, the 6-foot-3, 180 wideout has 34 receptions (second in the nation among junior college players), 575 yards receiving (third) and 9 TDs (second). He has a 6.8 reception-per-game average, which leads the country.

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