Jess Richardson

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Jess Richardson
Date of birth (1930-08-18)August 18, 1930
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of death June 17, 1975(1975-06-17) (aged 44)
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Defensive tackle
College Alabama
NFL draft 1953 / Round: 8 / Pick: 92
Career history
As player
1953–1961 NFL Philadelphia Eagles
1962–1964 AFL Boston Patriots
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1 (1959)
Career stats

Jesse William Richardson (August 18, 1930 – June 17, 1975) was an American collegiate and professional American football player who played defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, and in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots. Richardson played college football at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1953 NFL Draft.

He was the last lineman to have played without a face mask. He died on June 17, 1975, from kidney disease.[citation needed]

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