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MU's Richardson, Gooden and Moe invited to NFL combine

Updated: 2013-02-07T23:40:54Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— Three former Missouri Tigers will get a chance to show their stuff at this year's NFL combine.

Linebacker Zaviar Gooden, wide receiver T.J. Moe and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson have all been invited to the week-long event, which takes place February 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Gooden (6-2, 230) finished with 61 tackles and an interception this season, despite missing two games with a hamstring injury. He was also Mizzou's lone participant in the 2013 Senior Bowl on Jan. 26, where he earned the start and finished with two tackles and a 30-yard interception return.

Gooden also served as a Missouri team captain this season with Moe (6-0, 200), who had 40 receptions for 399 yards and a touchdown on a team that was plagued by inconsistent quarterback play all year. Moe's best season statistically came as a sophomore, when he caught 92 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 54 passes for 649 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

Richardson (6-4, 295) emerged as a dominant force on Missouri's defensive line as a junior, finishing 75 tackles, including a team-high 10 1/2 for loss and four sacks. Richardson, who missed one game due to suspension, is currently listed as the tenth-best prospect by ESPN.com. He declared for the draft in December.

The NFL Draft takes place April 25-27 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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