Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson tips a pass intended for Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison on the first play of Saturday’s game between the Wildcats and Ducks. Richardson tipped the ball back in bounds, where Arizona’s Scooby Wright intercepted it. “I can say I’ve never been involved in a play where someone is out of bounds and throws it back to somebody in bounds,” Wright said.

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It took 117 picks for the first Arizona Wildcats player to be drafted.

It didn't take half that long for the second one to go.

Forty picks after Ka'Deem Carey was taken 117th overall by the Chicago Bears, cornerback Shaquille Richardson was drafted 157th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round.

Richardson started 37 games for the Wildcats over the past four seasons. As a senior last year, Richardson had 55 tackles and three interceptions for the UA.

Richardson visited with the Steelers last month and told the Star this week it was a good visit and he could see himself with the Steelers. He'll join former teammate Robert Golden, who is preparing to enter his third season with the Steelers. 

Richardson watched the draft in Carson, Calif., with his family. 

The Wildcats haven't had two players go this early in the draft since 2010 when Rob Gronkowski went in the second round and Earl Mitchell followed in the third.