Howard Richards Joins Mizzou Football Radio Team
June 16, 2011 at 5:41 PM (PT)
Former UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, DALLAS COWBOYS, and SEATTLE SEAHAWKS offensive lineman HOWARD RICHARDS has been named by LEARFIELD SPORTS' MIZZOU SPORTS PROPERTIES as the new analyst for MISSOURI radio broadcasts alongside play-by-play man MIKE KELLY. RICHARDS, who also worked for the CIA for 13 years and in real estate for seven years, is replacing JOHN KADLEC, who retired after last season.
"This is a unique opportunity," RICHARDS said. "How many times has a person that attends a University as a student-athlete, then gets an opportunity to represent the school as part of the broadcast team? It was an opportunity that I really wanted to pursue. Especially given that Coach KADLEC, who I'm replacing, recruited me, I just couldn't turn it down. Of all the previous opportunities before me to attempt to break into a broadcast career, I would have looked back in regret had I not pursued this opportunity. There is still a lot of youthful enthusiasm in me to do this, and this process was almost like being recruited again."
I am extremely excited about having the opportunity to work with HOWARD," said KELLY. "His playing resume speaks for itself, and he brings a level of credibility to the broadcast that MISSOURI fans expect. The fact that he is alumnus is certainly a bonus, and something TIGER fans will also appreciate."