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Jerry Richardson born 1936 in Spring Hope, North Carolina is the current majority owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Richardson is a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Wofford College, where he played wide receiver and set several school records. 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Spring Hope is a town located in Nash County, North Carolina. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1995 Home Field Bank of America Stadium City Charlotte, North Carolina Team Colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox League Championships (0) Conference Championships (1) NFC 2003 Division Championships (2) NFC West: 1996 NFC South: 2003 The Carolina Panthers are a... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Wofford Colleges Buildings Wofford College is a liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Jerry Rice holds every major career record for wide receivers in the National Football League. ...


Richardson was taken in the thirteenth round of the 1959 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. His playing career only lasted two years catching fifteen passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns. His most notable reception was in the 1959 NFL championship win against the New York Giants, in which he caught the winning touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas. 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL draft is an annual event in which National Football League franchises take turns selecting amateur football players and other first-time eligible players. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961... Unitas under centre, on the 9/23/02 cover of Sports Illustrateds tribute to him John Constantine Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002) was a professional American football player in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ...


Using his $3,500 check from the playoff games, Richardson founded Spartan Foods, a food-service company which manages Hardee's, Quincy's Steakhouse, and Denny's franchises in the Carolinas. Richardson achieved his goal of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1976. Richardson put the earnings towards purchasing an NFL franchise. Hardees is an American fast-food restaurant chain, mostly in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S.. // History Hardees was founded by Wilbur Hardee, who opened his first restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, in 1960. ... Dennys is the largest full-service family restaurant chain in the United States. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ...


Richardson began lobbying to bring an NFL team to his home state in 1988. In 1993 Richardson became the first player to own a team since George Halas of the Chicago Bears, when NFL owners unanimously selected Charlotte as the next site. Richardson pledged after the 1996 season that the Panthers would reach the Super Bowl within ten years. That pledge was honoured when the Panthers reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, which they lost, however. Richardson remains an active owner of the team, and has always supported them in good and bad times. He has also never missed a Carolina home game. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... George Stanley Halas (February 2, 1895 - October 31, 1983), nicknamed Papa Bear and Mr. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Championships (9) 1921 (AFPA), 1932 (NFL), 1933 (NFL), 1940 (NFL), 1941 (NFL), 1943 (NFL), 1946 (NFL), 1963 (NFL), 1985 (Super Bowl XX) Conference Championships... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy The first Super Bowl was played in 1967, as commemorated by this stamp issued in 1999 by the United States Postal Service featuring the ticket for that first game. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas Attendance 71,525 MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback National Anthem Beyonce Knowles Coin Toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Halftime Show Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly U.S. TV Network...


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Jerry Richardson and Character (838 words)
Jerry Richardson, age 40, has been at UCF through four seasons and in that time has become a strong and quiet force on campus and in the community.
Richardson believed, and made his players believe, that there was nothing you could not do as long as you had two things: opportunity and a positive attitude.
Richardson was on the Board of the Coalition for the Homeless and was actively involved in their projects.
Jerry Richardson at AllExperts (330 words)
Jerry Richardson (born 1936 in Spring Hope, North Carolina) is the current majority owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
Richardson is a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Wofford College, where he played wide receiver and set several school records.
Richardson was taken in the thirteenth round of the 1959 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.
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