• position Defensive Tackle
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 269
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school St. Xavier

2021 – Junior

  • Practiced with the team

2020 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2020)
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Three-year letter winner at Saint Xavier under head coach Kevin Wallace
  • Started at defensive end and helped lead the Tigers to 9-4 record as a senior, totaling 68 tackles and 7.0 sacks
  • Named All-State honorable mention and was a member of the Courier Journal’s All-Metro Louisville football team as a senior
  • Helped St. Xavier go 12-3 and finish as state runner up in 2017
  • Also played basketball for two seasons
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Chose Kentucky over Butler, Jacksonville and Louisville


  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of Theresa and Rich Bascom
  • Has a twin brother, Alex, also on the team
  • Double majoring finance and management

Richard Says

  • He chose Kentucky because he wanted to experience the highest level of football
  • After his football career, he would like to be an investment banker
  • His sports hero is Justin Thomas because he’s from Louisville and he’s one of the greatest to ever play golf
  • The three people he would invite to his fantasy dinner are Robert Herjavec, Donald Trump, and Lebron James
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “do what you think is right, not what others think is right”
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