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SHOF – Shelton Richardson, Football

Shelton Richardson, a native of Grenada, played football at Grenada High School. He came to Goodman to play for the Bulldogs as a quarterback in the 2001 and 2002 seasons under Head Coach Hugh Shurden and will be inducted into the Holmes Sports Hall of Fame on April 11.

While playing football for Holmes and studying art, Richardson rushed 128 times for 627 yards and six touchdowns in nine games his sophomore year. He was selected first-team All-Region 23 and was Holmes’ Most Valuable Player.

“A core group of my Holmes teammates made a commitment at the beginning of the season to stay focused and I will never forget that moment with my teammates,” Richardson said.

Not only was Richardson involved on the field at Holmes, he was active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Holmes choir.

After Holmes, Richardson signed with Louisiana Tech. Richardson is a terrific athlete and a physical player who played running back and quarterback. He was recognized by Louisiana Tech for the Letterman Award.

Stepping away from the field, Richardson’s love of music and art have consumed his free time or that his pastimes of art and music have become his main focus. He is a current gospel music recording artist. Among some of his civic duties he enjoys being involved with AmeriCorps and serving on the prison ministry at one of the church’s he has been involved with over the years.

Richardson resides in Grenada and enjoys sharing the love of sports with his three kids Jari (13), Willie (13) and Jordan (10).

Alumni, family and friends will be invited to the banquet. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online in advance:

For more details on the banquet please contact the Holmes Alumni Office: and 662-472-9134