Cards: Score 2014, Bowman 2014, Topps 2014 Mini
Acquired: IP 2019, SA Commanders Team Signing Dick’s Sporting Goods at The Rim
Big man Cyril Richardson played guard at Baylor from 2010 to 2013. He was considered one of the more physical players in the 2014 NFL Draft and was selected in the 5th round by the Buffalo Bills. ( – The Texans even in 2014 were desperate for offensive line talent and I had hoped the team would select Richardson to develop .) He played in 12 games as a rookie for the team and spent the following season in 2015 on their practice squad. Cyril was released in 2016 and then joined the Bears practice squad to finish out the year. He’d be released during final cuts in 2017.
Cyril was signed by the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football in 2018 and started at guard for the team for the 2019 season.
After Mekale McKay and Derron Smith both competed for the best designed card, I told them I was saving the best for last and gave Cyril his mini card. Cyril grabbed it and flashed it proudly at the others as they all gave a hearty laugh.
He currently is a member of the Seattle Dragons of the XFL.