Damien Richardson (American football)

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Damien Richardson
No. 39
Position:Strong safety
Personal information
Born: (1976-04-03) April 3, 1976 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 165
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Damien A. Richardson (born April 3, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is a former safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career for the Carolina Panthers from 1998–2004.[1] He played college football at Arizona State.

While playing at Arizona State, Richardson received a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award. He was also honored as a National Football Foundation Hall Scholar-Athlete, and was a GTE Academic All-District VIII selection. As a senior in 1997, Richardson was a Second-Team All-Pac-10 member.[2]

Richardson's career with the Panthers was ended by serious injuries to his neck and knee.[3] He subsequently attended medical school, completed a master's degree in public health at Harvard University, and is an orthopedic physician at Banner – University Medical Center.[4]