Jerry Richardson

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Birthday
11, 1936
Birthplace
North Carolina
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
North Carolina

About

Founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers franchise who played only two seasons in the NFL as a member of the Baltimore Colts. He caught a touchdown pass in a winning effort to secure a NFL Championship with the Colts.

Before Fame

He was taken in the 13th round in the 1958 draft after playing his college ball at Wofford.

Trivia

As the owner of the Panthers, the team was crowned NFL champions in 2003 but fell short in the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.

Family Life

He had two sons, Mark and John, with the latter tragically dying from cancer in 2013.

Associated With

He caught that Super Bowl touchdown by a pass thrown by Johnny Unitas.