Tony Richardson, after graduating from Auburn University, won an invitation to the Dallas Cowboys training camp where he jump-started his exceptional NFL career. Over the course of close to ten years, he played fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, and the New York Jets. While playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was their lead rusher in the 2000 season, played in three Pro Bowls, and was inducted into the Chief’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
While playing in the NFL, he was named Pro Football’s Weekly Humanitarian of the Year, received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice, and was the Jets selection as the Walter Payton Man of the Year. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Business from Webster University in 2004 and studied through the NFL’s entrepreneurship program at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania.