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Former Sun Devil Demario Richard works out for Cardinals

Arizona State running back Demario Richard (4) stiff-arms Arizona cornerback Lorenzo Burns during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov 25, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State defeated Arizona 42-30. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Cardinals brought in former Arizona State running back Demario Richard for a workout Friday.

At the NFL Combine, Richard ran a 4.7-second 40-yard dash time and bench pressed 225 pounds 12 times. He also registered 29.5 inches and 115 inches on the vertical leap and broad jump, respectively.

In 2017, “Super Demario” amassed 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns on 198 carries.

In the last game of ASU’s season — and in Richard’s college career — it only took the running back a little more than a quarter of play to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his ASU career.

In a crucial game — which decided if ASU would be bowl-eligible — Richard showed up in a big way, scoring three touchdowns and surpassing the 100-yard mark for the third straight time.

In four years at ASU, Richard accumulated 3,202 yards for 26 touchdowns. He also caught 69 balls for 662 yards and seven scores.

After the Cardinals decided to release running back Adrian Peterson, who led the Cardinals’ run game in 2017 with 448 yards and two touchdowns, earlier this month and with David Johnson coming off of a wrist injury, the Cardinals depth chart is pretty thin.

Fellow running back T.J. Logan is on the roster but missed all of the 2017 season, while D.J. Foster played in seven games. The other running back on the 2017 roster, Elijhaa Penny, has been tendered by the team.

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