CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Linebacker Les Richter, once traded for 11 players, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Richter, who died last year, is a senior committee nominee. He played nine seasons for the Los Angeles Rams, who acquired him in 1954 after he was the second overall draft pick by the New York Yanks, a franchise that almost immediately folded. His rights were assigned to the expansion Dallas Texans, who then made the big trade.
Richter served two years in the military, then became one of the most rugged defenders in the NFL. He made eight straight Pro Bowls while also seeing time at center and as a placekicker for part of his career. He retired in 1962 after playing 112 games in his career.