Sunday December 29th, 2013

Sheldon Richardson, a rookie defensive tackle, is now third on the Jets in rushing touchdowns. Sheldon Richardson, a rookie defensive tackle, is now third on the Jets in rushing touchdowns. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Sheldon Richardson might be headed toward Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He's done a little bit of work on offense, too.

The Jets' 300-pound defensive tackle scored his second rushing touchdown of the season Sunday, tying up his team's game at Miami. Richardson scored his first career TD two weeks back in a 30-20 loss to the Panthers, plowing in from one yard out after entering the lineup as a fullback.

The script was pretty much the same this week, with Richardson diving in easily from the Miami 1.

Richardson's two rushing touchdowns place him third on the team in that category, behind only QB Geno Smith and RB Chris Ivory; he moved one touchdown ahead of running back Bilal Powell with the score. Also, according to ESPN Stats and Info, Richardson's TD count stands as the most in a season by a defensive lineman since Chicago's William Perry matched that total in 1985.

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