Gloster Richardson

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Gloster Richardson
No. 30, 31,42
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-07-18) July 18, 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth: Greenville, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenville (MS) Coleman
College: Jackson State
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 50
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards: 1,976
Receptions: 92
Receiving TDs: 18
Games played: 92
Games started: 14
Rush attempts: 5
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Gloster Van Richardson (born July 18, 1942) is a former professional American football player, a wide receiver in the American Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, and then in the National Football League for the Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Cleveland Browns.

Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Richardson graduated from its Coleman High School and played college football at nearby Jackson State College.

Richardson was selected in the seventh round of the 1965 AFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and played for them from 1967 through 1970, including the world championship season in 1969 which ended with a victory in Super Bowl IV. Richardson was traded to defending NFC champion Dallas in April 1971 for receiver Dennis Homan,[1] and the Cowboys won Super Bowl VI that season. Dealt to the Oakland Raiders at the start of training camp,[2] he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in September 1972,[3] and played three seasons.

He is the younger brother of former NFL wide receiver Willie Richardson, who played for the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins.

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  1. ^ "Chiefs, Dallas swing deal". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 19, 1971. p. 30. 
  2. ^ "Pokes trade receiver". Beaver County Times. Pennsylvania. UPI. August 1, 1972. p. C1. 
  3. ^ "Browns trade for Richardson". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. September 12, 1972. p. 35. 

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