Discover more from The Journal 425
Vikings Roster Takes Big Hit
Kalena Richardson (left) is tutored on the finer points of the center snap by his younger brother Sage last season. The brothers are no longer on the Viking roster, after transferring to a Utah prep school. Kevin Hulten/PnGP
Purple and Gold Pigskin has confirmed that rising senior Center/Defensive Lineman Kalena Richardson and his rising junior brother QB Sage Richardson have transferred from Lake Stevens to a prep school in Utah.
What precipitated the move is unknown, aside from the fact that it was said to be family related.
In our (as yet unfinished) series outlining the top ten returning players, Kalena was rated ninth, and was described as a beast on the interior of the offensive line who would add stability and starting experience to a young 2009 Viking squad.
Sage, after suffering an arm injury last year, was rapidly developing at the QB spot, and some thought he had an opportunity for playing time this season. We will have more on this story (when we get back from Hawaii).