All-State football: Greg Richmond recalls those who helped along the way
All-State linebacker from Douglass worked hard to qualify to go to Oklahoma State.
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Richmond was a four-year letterman for the Cowboys. After Les Miles replaced Simmons as head coach in 2001, Richmond was moved from linebacker to defensive end. He finished his college playing career with 21½ sacks, which still rank third in Oklahoma State history. Richmond's professional career was limited to exhibition games with the Philadelphia Eagles — and no one will know what might have happened if not for a back injury and torn knee ligaments.
“My last game was the Hall of Fame game against the Oakland Raiders,” Richmond said. “I played the first half of that game, and then my back went out after halftime. That was my last opportunity to be on the football field as a player. Two years on injured reserve, it's just a testament to the Eagles and Andy Reid. They kept me around and gave me a chance.
“But I've had a great time in football, made a lot of great relationships. If I had to do everything all over again, I'd do it the same way.”