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Dick Richards

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Name
Dick Richards
Position
Center
Class
Junior
Seasons
1930-31
Birthday
January 13, 2021

Richard Orville “Dick” Richards was born on November 17, 1907, in Denver, Colorado. He was a two-sport star at Denver North High School, where he played basketball and football. After graduating from high school, Richards enrolled at the University of Kentucky, where he played basketball for Adolph Rupp from 1929 to 1931.

Richards was a member of the 1931 Kentucky Wildcats team that finished third in the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game during his college career.

After graduating from Kentucky, Richards played professional football for one season with the Portsmouth Spartans of the NFL. He then returned to Kentucky and worked as a salesman for a local insurance company.

Richards died on November 13, 1996, at the age of 88. He was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979.

Here are some of Dick Richards’s notable achievements:

  • Member of the 1931 Kentucky Wildcats team that finished third in the NCAA Tournament
  • Averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game during his college career
  • Played professional football for one season with the Portsmouth Spartans of the NFL
  • Inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979

Richards was a talented athlete who made significant contributions to the University of Kentucky basketball program. He was a fierce competitor who was always willing to give his all for the team. He was also a popular teammate who was well-liked by his coaches and teammates. Richards’s legacy as a Kentucky Wildcat will live on for many years to come.

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