Willie Richardson

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Willie Richardson
No. 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1939-11-17)November 17, 1939
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Died:February 8, 2016(2016-02-08) (aged 76)
Jackson, Mississippi
Career information
College:Jackson State
NFL Draft:1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 89
AFL draft:1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 19
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:2950
Player stats at NFL.com

Willie Louis Richardson (November 17, 1939 – February 8, 2016) was an American professional football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. He played nine seasons for the Baltimore Colts (1963–1969, 1971) and the Miami Dolphins (1970). He was named 1st Team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the 1967 NFL season and went to two Pro Bowls.

Richardson was an All-American at Jackson State and in 2003 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

He is the older brother of former NFL wide receiver Gloster Richardson, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. He died on February 8, 2016 at the age of 76.[1]


  1. ^ "Jackson State icon Willie Richardson dies". Clarionledger.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.