· 1984 Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
· 1929 First-Team All-American
· 1929 All-Big Six Selection
Ray Richards was born on July, 16 1906 in
Ray Richards was born in
After his career at
While in the NFL Richards became famous for a move, that has since been outlawed, call the “lift”. Richards would hit the opposing center as the center snapped the ball. Because of moves like this, Richards was able to purse a wrestling career in the off-season.
Richards continued in football after his playing days when on April 5, 1937 he was appointed line coach at UCLA. While at UCLA Richards would coach under three different head coaches and was part of two Bruin squads that competed in the Rose Bowl.
Richards resigned his position at UCLA on December 11, 1947 and took a similar position at
Richards’s next stop on the coaching circuit was with the Baltimore Colts on January 12, 1952. Because of a 3-9 season, Richards’s tenure would not last long and he would join the Chicago Cardinals, reuniting him with Stydahar.
The team would only win two of 12 games and with a 3-20-1 record under Stydahar, he was let go and Richards was promoted to head coach. Richards would stick with the team until January 4, 1958 when he resigned.
Richards’s last stop would be one month later when he was hired as defensive assistant under Ray McLean with the Green Bay Packers. However, a 1-10-1 finish in the 1958 season resulted in Richards announcing his retirement from coaching.
After coaching Richards would serve as a vice pressing of Pemaco, Inc., a