Former Vol Willie Richards Passes Away

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Former Tennessee football player Willie Richards passed away on Monday in Barnesville, Ga.

Richards, a linebacker, played for the Volunteers in 1990 and 1992, appearing in 14 games while making four starts. The Griffin, Ga., native totaled 46 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery during his time at UT.

Richards transferred to Tennessee in 1990 after spending two years at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Miss., where he was a Junior College All-State selection and helped lead Hinds to a Mississippi Junior College State Championship in 1988.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.