By: Antonio Morales – Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Former Jackson State standouts Eddie Payton and Harold Jackson both played in the NFL. They both credit former Tigers receiver Willie Richardson for helping them reach those heights.
Richardson, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003, died of natural causes on Monday, according to Sharon-Grisham Stewart, Hinds County chief medical examiner/coroner.
With Richardson’s death at age 76, JSU not only lost a legendary wide receiver, but also a pioneer.
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