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By SI Wire
August 05, 2014

Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson says he is aiming a lot higher than the benchmark of 1,000 yards this season. 

Richardson hasn’t reached that mark in any of his three NFL seasons, coming closest during his rookie campaign in 2012 when he rushed for 950 yards to go along with 11 touchdowns.

“A thousand is not the goal," Richardson said, via The Indianapolis Star. "For me, it's personal. I'm going to keep it to myself. But a thousand is not it for me. It's higher."

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Richardson was the Cleveland Browns' first-round pick in 2012 and was traded to Indianapolis in September for a first-round draft pick in the year’s NFL Draft.

He rushed for 458 yards and averaged 2.9 yards a carry and still hasn’t cracked the four yards per carry threshold.  

"Go back and look at last year,"Richardson said. "People say our running game wasn't successful, but there were times where [defenses] were stacking nine men in the box."


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