Auburn's Tony Richardson to be part of Chick-fil-A Bowl Hall of Fame class

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 31, 2013 

Tony Richardson is set to be inducted into the Chick-fil-A Bowl's Hall of Fame this evening.

The former Auburn fullback took part in the 1990 edition of the game — when it was still known as the Peach Bowl — against Indiana. Thanks to Stan White's 351 passing yards (and one touchdown) and two more scores on the ground, the Tigers came out on top of the Hoosiers 27-23 at Fulton County Stadium.

Upon departing Auburn, Richardson went on to enjoy a 16-year NFL career, 11 of which were spent with the Chiefs. Establishing himself as one of the league's top fullbacks, Richardson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection (2003, '04, '07).

Joining him in this year's induction class are former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden along with D.L Claborn and Reg McCrary, who have volunteered their assistance to the bowl for the past 40 years.

“Throughout our history, we’ve been fortunate to host in our game some of the most accomplished players and coaches in all of college football and this inductee class is a perfect example of that,” Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO, said in a statement. “Each of these men represents determination, toughness, character and sportsmanship and they do it in a first-class manner. Their efforts in our game, and throughout their careers, make each of them well deserved members of our Hall of Fame.”

The quartet of inductees will be honored prior to kickoff of tonight's Chick-fil-A Bowl, which features Texas A&M taking on Duke.

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