Panthers founder Jerry Richardson dies
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Carolina Panthers announced the death of founder and former owner Jerry Richardson on Thursday.
Richardson was 86 years old.
Richardson attended Wofford College in the 1950s, where he was a successful receiver for their football team. Richardson was an Associated Press Little All-America selection multiple times and still holds Wofford’s single-game record of 241 receiving yards, which he set against Newberry in 1956. Wofford College President Nayef Samhat released the following statement on Richardson’s passing.
Mr. Richardson’s impact on Wofford College is immeasurable. I know of no one more generous with his time, wisdom and resources. While his gifts to the college and other organizations throughout the Carolinas are legendary, I will forever remember him for his quiet generosity and the gifts that didn’t capture headlines. So many have him to thank for kindnesses large and small. Our community sends condolences to Mrs. Richardson and his family. We will miss him greatly.
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