Jim Richards
Born:(1946-10-28)October 28, 1946
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Died:March 8, 2022(2022-03-08) (aged 75)
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
CollegeVirginia Tech
High schoolGaringer (NC)
NFL draft1968 / Round: 8th / Pick: 210
Career history
As player
19681969New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Games played26

James Buis Richards Jr. (October 28, 1946 – March 8, 2022) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League. After attending Virginia Tech, Richards played for the New York Jets in 1968 and 1969. He was a member of the Super Bowl III winning Jets team.

Richards died on March 8, 2022, at the age of 75.[1]


  1. ^ Lange, Randy (11 March 2022). "Jim Richards, DB & Special-Teamer for Jets' Super Bowl Team, Has Died". New York Jets. Retrieved 12 March 2022.