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Al Richardson
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Personal information
Born: (1957-09-23) September 23, 1957 (age 66)
Abbeville, Alabama, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Central Senior (FL)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 8 / Pick: 201
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:77
Interception yards:186
Player stats at · PFR

Alpette C. Richardson (born September 23, 1957) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) who spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.[1] He played college football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In his rookie season of 1980, Richardson set the record for most interceptions recorded by a linebacker (7), which he returned for 139 yards, while also recovering three fumbles. He won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1980 along with Buddy Curry, and made the NFL's All-Pro 2nd team. He finished his career with 9 interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 9 sacks.


  1. ^ "Al Richardson - The Pro Football Archives". Retrieved 2019-04-26.