Gloster Richardson is confirmed dead at the age of 77.
Gloster was best known as a American football player (Kansas City Chiefs).
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RT @CowboysOld: Rest In Peace, Former Cowboys Wide Receiver Gloster Richardson (WR: 1971), who died on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020; he w…
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RT @CowboysOld: Rest In Peace, Former Cowboys Wide Receiver Gloster Richardson (WR: 1971), who died on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020; he w…
Rest In Peace, Former Cowboys Wide Receiver Gloster Richardson (WR: 1971), who died on Thursday, Feb 27, 2020; he w…
Former #Chiefs WR Gloster Richardson dead at 77
Former #Chiefs WR Gloster Richardson dead at 77
Former #Chiefs WR Gloster Richardson dead at 77
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Gloster Richardson
No. 30, 31, 42
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1941-07-18) July 18, 1941 (age 78)
Greenville, Mississippi
Died:February 27, 2020
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Greenville (MS) Coleman
College:Jackson State
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 7 / Pick: 50
(by the Kansas City Chiefs)[1]
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:92
Games started:14
Receptions:92
Receiving yards:1,976
Receiving TDs:18
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR
Gloster Van Richardson (born July 18, 1942) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, and Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Jackson State College.
Contents
1 Early years
2 Professional career
2.1 Kansas City Chiefs
2.2 Dallas Cowboys
2.3 Oakland Raiders
2.4 Cleveland Browns
3 Personal life
4 References
5 External links
Early years
Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Richardson graduated from its Coleman High School and played college football at nearby Jackson State College. He was a two-time All-Conference choice.
Professional career
Kansas City Chiefs
Richardson was selected in the seventh round (50th overall) of the 1965 AFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He spent two years on the taxi squad, before making the team in 1967. His most productive season was 1968, where he made 22 receptions for 494 yards, 5 touchdowns and a 22.5-yard average per reception.
He was a part of the world championship season in 1969 which ended with a victory in Super Bowl IV. In 1970, although he started 7 games, he only posted 5 receptions for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns.
On April 18, 1971, he was traded to the defending NFC champion Dallas Cowboys in exchange for wide receiver Dennis Homan.
Dallas Cowboys
In 1971, Richardson was used mainly a reserve player behind Bob Hayes and Lance Alworth, registering 4 starts, 8 receptions for 170 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 21.3-yard average per reception. The Cowboys won Super Bowl VI that season.
On July 31, 1972, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fourth round draft choice (#97-Ken Hutcherson).
Oakland Raiders
In the 1972 preseason, Richardson became expendable with the play shown by rookie wide receivers Cliff Branch and Mike Siani. On September 11, 1972, he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fourth round draft choice (#93-Morris Bradshaw).
Cleveland Browns
During his three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, he was mainly used as a reserve player, making a total of 22 receptions for 448 yards and 3 touchdowns. On February 10, 1975, he announced his retirement.
Personal life
Besides him, five of his brothers played football at Jackson State College. Willie Richardson became an NFL All-Pro wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts, Tom Richardson played for the Boston Patriots and Ernie Richardson for the Cleveland Browns.
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