Lorne Richardson

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Lorne Richardson
Date of birth (1950-03-09) March 9, 1950 (age 65)
Place of birth Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Colorado
Career history
As player
1973-1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1977 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
CFL West All-Star 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Awards 1973 - Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy

Lorne Richardson (born March 9, 1950) is a former award winning and all-star defensive back who played in the Canadian Football League from 1973 to 1977. Though his career may have been short, Richardson is considered one of the finest Canadian-born players to play defensive back ever in the CFL.[1]

A native of Moose Jaw and a graduate of University of Colorado, Richardson took the league by storm in 1973 with 7 interceptions and 152 return yards.[2] He was a CFL All-Star and winner of the Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy for rookie of the year in the west (and was runner up to Johnny Rodgers for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award.) He was a CFL All-Star in each of his first 4 seasons, intercepting 21 passes, and played in the classic 64th Grey Cup when the Green Riders lost in the last minute.[3] He finished his career in 1977 with the Toronto Argonauts, playing 16 regular season and 1 playoff game, and intercepting 1 pass.[4]