Chiefs Wide Receiver Rico Richardson Has Family Support


Rico Richardson is an undrafted free agent wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs. Richardson attended Jackson State where over the course of his career he totaled 130 receptions, 2,491 yards, 19.2 yards per catch, and 23 TDs. He is one of a handful of undrafted players to catch people’s attention at training camp thus far and he is at the top of the list of players that I’m looking forward to seeing in action when the preseason games begin.

Let’s just say I’m not the only one.

Richardson’s family reached out to me in my training camp report post and asked if I’d let them know how he looked. They also passed along these photos and the following message for Family Day:

"In support of Rico Richardson #83 on the Chiefs’ Family Fun Day, we send a big “SHOUT OUT” from The 34th Annual Chatman Family Reunion in Natchez, MS. We are so proud of Rico and want to send him our love and support as we celebrate and have an awesome time with our family and friends here in Natchez. In the photo, Rico’s mom and dad, Valarie Richardson and Alvin Smith, are surrounded by just a small portion of the family and friends during the Fish Fry on Friday night that kicked off our reunion. Rico’s parents are also shown in a photo with his grandmother, Doretha Holmes. Today we will have lots of food, plenty of fun games and an awesome and very entertaining talent show. We miss Rico being here but we are proud of his accomplishments thus far with the Kansas City Chiefs. We’re looking forward to seeing him play in the first preseason game in New Orleans. We Love You Rico, from the ENTIRE CHATMAN FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!! #GORICO #GOCHIEFS"

If Richardson can continue to flash the same ability in the preseason games as he has in practice he may just earn himself a spot on the roster. Regardless, it looks like he has a great group supporting him back home.

Good luck Rico!