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Tony Richardson Hall of Fame
Tony Richardson Hall of Fame
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Maria Griese
Rico Richardson
Rico Richardson
Published: 2012/11/19
Channel: purplelday680
Tony Richardson 2013 Highlights
Tony Richardson 2013 Highlights
Published: 2013/09/07
Channel: Howitzerwv Band
TOUCHDOWN!!!  Tony J Richardson II
TOUCHDOWN!!! Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: xrt89fly
Tony Richardson One-On-One
Tony Richardson One-On-One
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Kansas City Chiefs
Anthony Richardson #99 a.k.a. HULK
Anthony Richardson #99 a.k.a. HULK's Highlight Film
Published: 2008/12/31
Channel: hulkdabeast99
Priest Holmes Highlights 2003 Record Breaking Season Kansas City Chiefs
Priest Holmes Highlights 2003 Record Breaking Season Kansas City Chiefs
Published: 2008/12/01
Channel: itsmekylej
How To Understand Football
How To Understand Football
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: Videojug
Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
Sports- Greatest NFL Fullbacks of All Time
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Ranked Videos
Former KC Chiefs/Jets/Vikings FB Tony Richardson inducted into Senior Bowl HOF
Former KC Chiefs/Jets/Vikings FB Tony Richardson inducted into Senior Bowl HOF
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: Senior Bowl
Tony Richardson | Donkey Of The Day
Tony Richardson | Donkey Of The Day
Published: 2017/05/01
Channel: REVOLT TV
For the WIN!!!  Tony J Richardson II
For the WIN!!! Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: xrt89fly
Quick Hits at the Pro Bowl with Brendon Ayanbadejo and Tony Richardson
Quick Hits at the Pro Bowl with Brendon Ayanbadejo and Tony Richardson
Published: 2008/06/06
Channel: mouthpiecesports1
Last Ride - T. Richardson II c/o 2018 WR
Last Ride - T. Richardson II c/o 2018 WR
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: xrt89fly
Can
Can't Be Stopped! Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: xrt89fly
Seahawks vs. Giants | NFL Week 7 Game Highlights
Seahawks vs. Giants | NFL Week 7 Game Highlights
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: NFL
Nnamdi Asomugha destroys Tony Richardson All pro Corner destroys pro bowl Fullback Oakland Raiders
Nnamdi Asomugha destroys Tony Richardson All pro Corner destroys pro bowl Fullback Oakland Raiders
Published: 2009/10/29
Channel: destrilogy
50 - Tony J. Richardson II
50 - Tony J. Richardson II
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: xrt89fly
Unleash! Nasty Block! Tony J Richardson II
Unleash! Nasty Block! Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: xrt89fly
Do The Rules Allow For Too Much Protection For Quarterbacks? | Sports Illustrated
Do The Rules Allow For Too Much Protection For Quarterbacks? | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2013/11/18
Channel: Sports Illustrated
APS Athlete Highlights - Tony Richardson
APS Athlete Highlights - Tony Richardson
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: All Pro Science
Chris Canty, Tony Richardson don
Chris Canty, Tony Richardson don't think J.J. Watt is top player in NFL | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: Sports Illustrated
Summer Working USA Football Camp - Tony J Richardson II
Summer Working USA Football Camp - Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: xrt89fly
#9 The Browns Trade Trent Richardson to the Colts | NFL Films | Top 10 In-Season Trades of All Time
#9 The Browns Trade Trent Richardson to the Colts | NFL Films | Top 10 In-Season Trades of All Time
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: NFL Films
2012 Allen vs Richardson Round 1 Playoff Highlights
2012 Allen vs Richardson Round 1 Playoff Highlights
Published: 2012/11/21
Channel: bigdaddydog1
Sports Science: Tony Gonzales
Sports Science: Tony Gonzales
Published: 2012/01/02
Channel: fernandomorquecho
Joey Bosa, Chargers feud Is a Bad Look for Both Sides | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
Joey Bosa, Chargers feud Is a Bad Look for Both Sides | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Sports Illustrated
Watt and Richardson
Watt and Richardson
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: Joseph Teets
Ex-NFL players review Sports Illustrated
Ex-NFL players review Sports Illustrated's Top 100 NFL players list | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Sports Illustrated
Tony J Richardson II @ US ARMY NATIONAL COMBINE 2017
Tony J Richardson II @ US ARMY NATIONAL COMBINE 2017
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: xrt89fly
Tony J. Richardson II - 2016 Season
Tony J. Richardson II - 2016 Season
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: xrt89fly
Tony Richardson 2013 Scrimmages
Tony Richardson 2013 Scrimmages
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: Howitzerwv Band
My signature play - Tony J Richardson II
My signature play - Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: xrt89fly
USA Footballin!!!  Tony Richardson II
USA Footballin!!! Tony Richardson II
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: xrt89fly
The Nightly Show - Panel - NFL Controversies
The Nightly Show - Panel - NFL Controversies
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: Comedy Central
Tony Richardson: Football Fullback
Tony Richardson: Football Fullback
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: WhoWhat
Making plays @ USA DEV CAMP!!!  Tony J Richardson II class of 2018
Making plays @ USA DEV CAMP!!! Tony J Richardson II class of 2018
Published: 2016/07/17
Channel: xrt89fly
In the Huddle With JT Thomas 9-8-16
In the Huddle With JT Thomas 9-8-16
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: In the Huddle
US Army Nat
US Army Nat'l Combine Exp.2017 / Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: xrt89fly
"THE CATCH!!!" USA DEVELOPMENT GAME Tony J Richardson II
"THE CATCH!!!" USA DEVELOPMENT GAME Tony J Richardson II
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: xrt89fly
Hy Vee Chiefs Insider   Chiefs vs Jets Preview
Hy Vee Chiefs Insider Chiefs vs Jets Preview
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: Kansas City Chiefs
In the Huddle with J T  Thomas 11-3-16
In the Huddle with J T Thomas 11-3-16
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: In the Huddle
Patriots
Patriots' offense faces uphill battle with loss of Gronkowski | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2013/12/09
Channel: Sports Illustrated
Tony Richardson: Why Jets season isn
Tony Richardson: Why Jets season isn't lost just yet | SI Now | Sports Illustrated
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: Sports Illustrated
UT Gauntlet Drill
UT Gauntlet Drill
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: xrt89fly
NFL Pros Coach Kids at The Big Daddy Football Camp 2016
NFL Pros Coach Kids at The Big Daddy Football Camp 2016
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: MyLITV
Seahawks vs. Falcons | NFL Divisional Game Highlights
Seahawks vs. Falcons | NFL Divisional Game Highlights
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: NFL
Tony J Richardson II trains w/ Marion Jones
Tony J Richardson II trains w/ Marion Jones
Published: 2016/12/03
Channel: xrt89fly
2014 FBU TopGun Tony Richardson
2014 FBU TopGun Tony Richardson
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: xrt89fly
Tony Richardson - LB - 6
Tony Richardson - LB - 6'3/215 - University H.S. - Morgantown, WV
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: George Handler
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Tony Richardson
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Richardson during 2009 New York Jets training camp
No. 49
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1971-12-17) December 17, 1971 (age 46)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Daleville (AL)
College: Auburn
Undrafted: 1994
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 210
All-purpose yards: 3,270
Total TDs: 24
Games: 234
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Antonio "Tony" Richardson (born December 17, 1971) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Auburn University. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 1994. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Richardson played for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.

He is considered one of the best fullbacks in NFL history having blocked for 1,000 yards rushers in nine consecutive NFL seasons in addition to leading the Kansas City Chiefs in rushing yards in 2000. During those seasons he blocked for multiple Pro Bowl running backs including Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson, Adrian Peterson and Thomas Jones.

On March 5, 2016, the Chiefs announced Richardson will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame during the 2016 season.[1]

Early years[edit]

Richardson did not start playing football until attending Daleville High School in Daleville, Alabama, where he posted 1,003 rushing yards as a senior. He accepted a scholarship from Auburn University, where he was a three-year starter. He finished his college career with 715 rushing yards, 395 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Richardson declared for the 1994 NFL Draft, but was not selected by any team. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent signed to the Dallas Cowboys. Although he was first waived on April 29,[2] he was later brought back to the team and given the chance to finish training camp. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad as part of a team that included Pro Bowlers Emmitt Smith and Daryl Johnston.[3] At the end of the season, he was declared a free agent.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Richardson signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs on February 28, 1995.[4] He started one game in that season, and was noted for blocking for Hall of Famer Marcus Allen on his way to his 100th career touchdown. He later became the starting fullback for the team, blocking for record setting running back Priest Holmes and the most productive seasons of Larry Johnson's career. He was selected to represent the AFC in the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Pro Bowls.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

A free agent in the 2006 offseason, Richardson signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He was selected to represent the NFC in the 2008 Pro Bowl after paving the way for Rookie of the Year Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor. At the end of the 2007 season, the Vikings did not re-sign Richardson, opting to pay for the cheaper Thomas Tapeh.

New York Jets[edit]

On March 6, 2008, Richardson signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets.[5] He was re-signed by the team on February 27, 2009.[6] Following the expiration of his previous contract, Richardson, once again, signed with the team on March 16, 2010.[7] He was released on September 5,[8] but a day later he was re-signed after the Jets reached a deal with cornerback Darrelle Revis.[9][10]

He was the recipient of the "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award at the end of the 2010 season.[11] During his time with the Jets, Richardson helped Thomas Jones to two 1,000+ yard seasons.

Personal life[edit]

His father, sergeant major Ben Richardson, was stationed in Germany when Tony was born, and he lived there tor the first eight years of his life. When they returned to the U.S., the family lived in Daleville, Alabama, where Tony excelled as a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. He attended Auburn University, where he started most of his four seasons as a fullback for the team, accumulating 162 carries for 715 yards and nine touchdowns. He received his Bachelor of Education degree in 2000, and later got his MBA from Webster University in 2004. Off the field, Richardson is very involved with local charities. He hosts the Kansas City chapter of the annual Special Olympics Punt, Pass & Kick competition, and has served as chairman of many charitable organizations and fundraisers. In 2002, he was nominated by his team for the NFL Man of the Year award.[12] Richardson was elected to the NFLPA executive committee in 2008 for a two-year term. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Richardson to be Inducted into Chiefs Hall of Fame". Chiefs.com. 
  2. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. April 30, 1994. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. August 31, 1994. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The Baltimore Sun. March 1, 1995. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ Cimini, Rich (March 6, 2008). "Jets sign Richardson to one-year deal". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ Brinson, Will (February 27, 2009). "Tony Richardson Re-Ups With Jets". NFL FanHouse. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (March 16, 2010). "Jets re-sign Tony Richardson". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ Jets Public Relations Department (September 5, 2010). "3 Arrive on Waivers, 3 Depart, Including T-Rich". New York Jets. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ Cimini, Rich (September 7, 2010). "Jets re-sign Tony Richardson". ESPN New York. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ Associated Press (September 6, 2010). "Revis signing opens door for Richardson's return to Jets". NFL.com. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ Garriott, Khalil (February 4, 2011), Jets' Richardson Wins NFLPA's Top Honor at PULSE Awards, NFL Players Association, archived from the original on February 9, 2011, retrieved February 9, 2011 
  12. ^ "Sports Illustrated Tony Richardson Article"
  13. ^ "Tennessee's Mawae elected president of NFL Players Association"

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