2016: Tony Richardson | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs - Chiefs.com
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Richardson spent 11 years on Kansas City's roster (1995-2005) playing under head coaches Marty Schottenheimer (1995-98), Gunther Cunningham (1999-2000) and Dick Vermeil (2001-05). During his tenure with the Chiefs, he saw action in 163 games (95 starts). He rushed for 1,576 yards and recorded 1,298 receiving yards, including 24 total touchdowns during his tenure in Kansas City and helped pave the way for four individual 1,000-yard rushing seasons (Johnson, Holmes). Richardson added to a rushing offense that led the league in yards (2,222) in 1995.
The Frankfurt, West Germany, native also made outstanding contributions to the run game in Kansas City as a key blocker during one of the most potent offensive stretches in Chiefs history, playing a major role in the successes of both RB Larry Johnson and RB Priest Holmes. With Richardson leading the way, Johnson compiled 1,750 rushing yards in 2005, the second-highest single-season total in team history. Holmes, who finished his career as the franchise's all-time leading rusher, produced 1,615 rushing yards in 2002, the third-best seasonal mark in club annals, and rushed for a league-leading 1,555 yards in 2001, all with Richardson as his lead back. In 2004, the Chiefs set an NFL single-season record with 398 first downs and led the league in total offense for the first time in franchise history, averaging a club-record 418.4 yards per game. Following his time in Kansas City, the three-time Pro Bowler (2003-05) played for the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons (2006-07) and finished his career playing three seasons with the Jets (2008-10).
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