|No. 55 – Arizona Outlaws|
|Born:||October 14, 2016 (aged 27)|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College:||Minnesota State University Mankato|
|ISFL Draft:||2040 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
|DSFL Draft:||2039 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12|
|Tijuana Luchadores 2039-2040, |
San Jose Sabercats 2041 - 2042,
Arizona Outlaws 2043
|Career highlights and awards|
|1x Ultimini Champion|
Rich Cheddar Triplet (born October 14, 2016) is an American football cornerback that plays for the Arizona Outlaws. He played college football for Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU), and professionally for the Tijuana Luchadores, and the San Jose Sabercats
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Achievements and records
Rich Triplet was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to his parents Beth, a talented musician and his father Ron a humble wood worker. Growing up Rich always enjoyed watching football with his dad and mom, but he was different than most kids. Instead of scoring touchdowns he would rather score an interception. Rich was defensive minded from the start, even when playing peewee hockey he would rather check someone than try to score, that was just his mind set. Despite enjoying the game Rich did not start playing football until his freshman year of highschool, he was set to play linebacker from the onset due to his larger frame. Rich was a splash player yearly and was being scouted by the time he was a sophomore. Junior year Rich began making more and more splash plays on defense, his classmates began to call him Rich "Cheddar" In reference to the football video game having linebackers snag an interception on anything thrown over the middle. Rich had a nose for the football and the coaching staff new he was better suited as the back line defender than in the trenches, Rich was to play safety for the remainder of his junior year, getting an impressive 6 sacks, 13 TFL, 9 INTs, and 2 FF with 1 TD on the season, Rich's school would go on to win the state semi finals before losing in the championship game. Rich Triplet's senior year of high school had ups and downs for his football career, Rich was still to play safety due to his proficiency in running a zone defense, Rich would go on to have an impressive season similar to his last though due to playing back more his tackle stats were down. Rich ended the season with 3 Sacks, 9 TFL, and 12 INTs. Rich was being scouted by some of the Big10 schools, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota even Ohio showed interest. Alas Rich was also an 18 year old and 18 year olds are not the smartest. On New Years Eve Rich was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, although not arrested many bigger colleges saw this as a red flag and pulled their scholarships from him right away. Though one school did not pull out and believe in second chances, Rich finished the school year and went on to graduate and attend MNSU Mankato
A true freshman in 2034 Rich was not a huge impact but did make some splash plays for the Mavericks, while playing FS Rich was allowed a lot of freedom, but that came with a lot of mistakes which lead to big plays from opposing offenses. Rich was frustrated, coming from the high school teams he played the D2 schools was a big jump for him. Ending the season with 2 INTs off tips and only 30 tackles, Rich lost his starting spot and went on to play special teams. Rich states that this was the best thing that ever happened to him, as he went on to discuss with the coaching staff a change on position, Rich had an ideal frame to play the position and made the move to CB over the offseason, due to lack of depth Rich became a starter and had ups and downs, in one game he broke the school single game INT record, while in another he broke the single game record for touchdowns allowed by a CB. Rich had the potential but had to grasp it, with an off season of training Rich went on to have a prolific Junior year at the smaller school and racked up an impressive statline for the season, 4 TFLs, 1 Sack, 11 INTs, 1 FF, 2TDs and a blocked kick. Rich was riding high, but something was missing, a championship.Rich had thought of transferring to Ohio, due to the new offers they gave him which would be an easier way to the ISFL. Rich opted to stay in Mankato as his friends, girl friend and life had started there. Rich wanted to bring a championship to the Mavericks, Rich came up just short in the D2 semifinals, no fault of his own though as Rich nabbed 2 INTs, got in for a sack, 3 TFLs, and a forced fumble. The fumble was not recovered however and could have been the true tipping point of the game. Rich in on record as stating "I should have played both sides that game, all I wanted was to give this city what it deserves." Rich has always had that mindset of getting the city what it deserves, that is what he plans to do in the ISFL.
After being drafted by the Tijuana Luchadores in 2039 Rich Triplet knew he was selected to a special team. The Tijuana Luchadores had a rough season the year prior and ended up going 6-8 selecting 4th overall in the draft. Quickly discovering some amazing rookies were being brought in Rich had a feeling it would be a special season. "We've got a great group of guys, Mith and Swanky have done a fantastic job keeping the legendary culture of Tijuana alive with this latest class. Will I get them fined for saying that?" Rich was quoted saying in his opening presser. Tijuana had no cornerbacks on the roster when Rich was taken 12th overall and Tijuana expected him to be a lockdown corner. There were ups and downs throughout the rookie's season, times where he let up big scores such as in the conference championships game against Norfolk Seawolves. He also had amazing games such as his week 9 performance against the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers where he shadowed TE Ne Mo and allowed no completions to him all game. After a week 1 dismantling of the Dallas Birddogs Rich Triplet yelled out, “There you go! There you go.” Quarterback Mike Boss JR gave a look of pleasant surprise. Defensive End Tex Wrecks yelled out, “We got an [expletive] squad now.” And before Doug Howlett hit the locker room door, former ISFL great Verso L'Alto hugged him and said, “Y’all look so different.” The Tijuana Luchadores knew they had something special in Tijuana and proceeded to go onto conquer the regular season. Stealing a game on the road against the Norfolk, Rich was quoted in the media stating "We beat them at their home and they beat us in ours, we run it back next week for a chance at greatness and I think we can do something really special with this class." Unfortunately for Rich that special moment never came. The game against Norfolk Seawolves went to overtime and was a nail biter but the Tijuana Luchadores were unable to secure a trip to the Ultimini. When asked for questions about weather he would stay or go after the upcoming ISFL draft Rich was quoted stating "It really isn't my call, it depends on the situation that I end up in and what my team at the next level needs from me. If they want me to come up I will, but I would love an opportunity to run it back with these guys and try to give Tijuana their eighth championship."
In 2040 Rich Triplet was allowed by his ISFL team the San Jose Sabercats to stay down in Tijuana for one last season. While poised to look like a super team with many send downs Tijuana did not look like the super team everyone thought. With losing all their linebackers and wide receivers due to a surprise call up of classmate Mark Walker Tijuana had growing pains to start the season and didn't look great until late. The defense was great while the offense looked very meh. Following a 30-9 loss against the London Royals Rich Triplet was overhead in the locker room saying “He got me,” Triplet said of Thomas Speedman's catch over him. "That f***ing Speedman boomed me." Triplet added, “He’s so good,” repeating it four times. Triplet then said he wanted to add Speedman to the list of players he works out with this summer. The Tijuana Luchadores ended the season 6-8, the team felt deflated and during a week 10 practice Rich Triplet was seen in a heated argument with teammate and friend Quavious McGrady shoving occurred and practice was canceled for the day. When asked about what happened Rich Triplet had no comment. Despite the heated argument following a loss to Dallas Tijuana looked to be on thin ice. Triplet was heard in the locker room giving a speech that anything can happen once you're in, "We're the road warriors this year, we've seen that homefield advantage doesn't mean squat in this league. We lost last year at home, so let's get in and make the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers feel that same sensation. Tijuana ended up getting their offense going at the right time, scoring 31 points against Norfolk Seawolves while only allowing 7. Unfortunately Tijuana did not end the season great. With a preview of their first playoff game, Tijuana lost to Myrtle Beach Buccaneers 44-9. Rich Triplet for some reason was smiling in his press conference after allowing such points, when asked why he said "You'll see next week." That they did as Tijuana would travel to Myrtle Beach and steal an overtime win against the Myrtle Beach Buccaneers with his eyes on the prize Rich Triplet went out and had one of the worse games of his entire career in the Ultimini. Fortunately for him football is a team sport and the Tijuana Luchadores ended up winning while scoring 42 points in the Ultimini, most in history. When interviewed after Rich was unable to speak properly due to his rapid consumption of tequila after the game. Rich was happy to be part of such a wonderful organization and turned his eyes to his ISFL team that was going to call him up, and was also coming off of back to back championships, the San Jose Sabercats.
San Jose Sabercats
Rich would be called up following the Ultimini victory with the Tijuana Luchadores and would come in to a San Jose team loaded with talent coming off back to back victories in the Ultimus. Rich joined fellow draftmates in Raylan Crowder and Xmus Jaxon-Waxon in becoming the young faces of the franchise in such a loaded class. Rich had to earn his stripes in a loaded back field however, with only 5 DB spots to play and 6 on the roster Rich often times found himself playing linebacker due to the crowded back-end. However he did his best with what opportunities he had. Rich's rookie year in the ISFL was very similar to his rookie year in the DSFL having the same amount of interceptions and pass deflections. However due to his time in the box Rich was able to rack up many tackles, including two for a loss which was not his usual MO. "It's not really a position I'm the most comfortable with, personally I think I'm the best corner on the team and should be playing outside, but I'm not paid to gameplan, I'm paid to ball and that's what I'll do." Rich finished his rookie season but was rather distraught as the San Jose Sabercats went 8-8 losing one of their final games to the Honolulu Hahalua, had they won that one the team would have been the first seed. "We just weren't good enough to be completely honest, half the division goes 9-7 and we couldn't find that ninth win. We don't deserve to be in the playoffs. This team fights though, we'll be back next season.
Following the disappointing season Rich made it known to coaching staff and front office alike that he should not be inside the box in any defensive formations and that he was the best cornerback on the team. While not the oldest corner on the team he had earned the respect and showed the ability to be the number one option on the team. Rich took the challenge with nothing but smiles, and the team was paid back largely with Rich's play on the field. While a mediocre season splitting time between corner and linebacker the season prior Rich was quickly showing himself to be a top talent in the league. In the opening game against the Arizona Outlaws Rich Triplet welcomed rookie quarterback Charlemagne Cortez to the ISFL by getting an interception and a pass defense in the first game, while wiping away his number one receiver Taro Raimon holding him to only 20 yards on 5 targets. A fluke he was called as he had a few quiet games after that as the San Jose Sabercats went to split the first 4 games opening 2-2. With an upcoming game against New York Silverbacks the Sabercats could have been in trouble, knowing they needed a win Rich promised the team he would not allow a single point. The team did just that off of Rich's defensive performance of the year nominated game, securing 6 tackles, 5 pass defenses, and 2 interceptions. All while holding reigning Offensive Breakout Player of the Year Jackson Kingston to just 3 catches for 25 yards on 12 targets. When asked how he thought he matched up with Kingston before the game, “I don’t compare myself with anybody,” Then he rolled up his sleeve and showed a tattoo of the Breakout Player of the Year award. “I’ll let you interpret that however you want,” Triplet said. After this game the Sabercats looked to be on a hotstreak but faltered down the stretch losing a heart breaking overtime game against the Honolulu Hahalua leading to an outbreak with teammate Xmus Jaxon-Waxon in which punches were thrown Rich decided that the relationship and his status with the team was over. "You (bleeping) need me. You can't win without me." Triplet left teammates and coaches largely speechless. Rich went into free agency and ultimately signed with the Arizona Outlaws stating that playing San Jose Sabercats twice a season was a factor in his decision to sign with the conference rival. "I'm an outlaw now, it feels good to be wanted dead or alive." Rich was nominated for the S27 Cornerback of the Year award, Defensive Breakout Player of the Year, and Defensive Performance of the Year but failed to pull in any awards. Triplet was able to celebrate his first pro bowl appearance however, being selected with 10/14 votes.
|Ht||Wt||40‑yd dash||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 2 in
|4.34 s||4.16 s||7.22 s||31.2 in
|10 ft 10.2 in
Professional career statistics
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Professional career Playoff statistics
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Achievements and records
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- 2039 Draft; Selected in the second round with the fourth pick by Tijuana Luchadores Twelfth overall
- 2040 Draft; Selected in the first round with the fourteenth pick by San Jose Sabercats Fourteenth overall
- NSFL Pro Bowl Selection (1): 2042
- ISFL All-Pro 1st team Selection (1): 2043
- 2043; Holds record for most pass deflections in a season (46)"