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Willie Richardson

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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 with 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. After losing his starting role to Ray Perkins, he was traded along with a 1971 fourth-round selection (104th overall–Dwight White) from the Colts to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Roy Jefferson in an exchange of receivers who had fallen out of favor with their old teams on August 20, 1970.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.
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