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Alliance of American League has given Trent Richardson back his swagger

It will be a push for him to get back into the National Football League, but the positive effort Trent Richardson is showing has created entertainment for fans. 

Confidence is one thing the Alliance of American Football League has restored to Richardson as he is having fun again. The former University of Alabama standout is second in the league in total touchdowns (six) and has the Birmingham Iron at 3-0 – tying it for first in the Eastern Conference with the Orlando Appollos.

Richardson is coming off his first three-touchdown game in powering the Iron to a 28-12 win over Atlanta and after his E60 feature on last week, fans of the Crimson Tide and AAFL want to see the former five-star make a comeback.

RELATED: Trent Richardson powers Iron to third straight win, team still unbeaten 

Better play on the offensive line is something Birmingham needs. 

While most see Richardson’s 2.5 yards a carry as an issue on him, the 28-year-old has not had much help at all from his front line in the first three quarters of games. However, the fourth quarter has witnessed the 2011 Heisman finalist look like the two-time national champion we saw in three seasons (2009-11) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. 

In the final segment of shows for last week, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine dove into the trials and now resurgence of Richardson on In My Own Words. 

You can listen to the audio version of the podcast on SoundCloud.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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