Les Richter: Eight-Time Pro Bowl Linebacker Enters Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Les Richter is one of two senior candidates being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. The eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker played nine seasons for the Los Angeles Rams and passed away in 2010.

One of two senior candidates inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the 2011 class, Les Richter was a dominant linebacker in the 1950s, making the Pro Bowl in eight of his nine seasons in the league. As was fairly common back in the 50s and earlier, Richter was one of the many players who did double duty as a placekicker. His one interception for a touchdown, 109 extra points and 29 field goals gave him 193 points for his career.

Richter was involved in what was the largest trade ever at the time he was sent from the Dallas Texans to the Los Angeles Rams in 1952, going to LA for 11 players. The trade paid dividends for the Rams, as Richter obviously became a Hall of Fame caliber player.

In June of 2010 Richter passed away, so he unfortunately did not live to see himself inducted into the hall. However, his induction this weekend will undoubtedly be a great moment for his family.

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