Jerry Richardson

Inducted: 2000
  • Born in Spring Hope, NC; raised in Fayetteville
  • Star receiver at Wofford College
  • Played with the Baltimore Colts in 1959 and 1960
  • Caught 15 passes in the NFL before retiring to go into restaurant business
  • Organized group that brought Carolina Panthers to NFL in 1993 with Richardson as owner; team began play in 1995
  • Along with George Halas, one of two former NFL players to own an NFL team