This fall, Arrowhead Stadium will honor fullback Tony Richardson will be the 46th player inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame. Team owner Clark Hunt made the announcement on Saturday at the annual 101 Awards banquet.
Richardson, a three-time Pro Bowler, spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs, playing in a total of 163 games. The fullback led the way for some of the NFL's greatest rushing attacks in that span, leading for Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. Richardson himself rushed for 1,576 yards and added another 1,298 receiving yards. Richardson's also scored 24 touchdowns in his NFL career.
"It is my pleasure to announce that Tony Richardson will be inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame this fall," Hunt said. "As a fullback, Tony's selfless personality and physical ability paved the way for many team and individual achievements in his 16 NFL seasons, 11 of those in Kansas City.
"His durability was uncanny, playing in more games than any other fullback or running back in Chiefs history. He blocked for two of the top three rushers in franchise history. Beyond the field, Tony was a consummate professional and a leader. He left an indelible mark throughout the community with his philanthropic efforts. We are thrilled to be adding his name to our Ring of Honor."
Congratulations to Tony Richardson, certainly one of the most memorable Chiefs players of his generation and one of the NFL's finest fullbacks.