The 37th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame- Richard Hall
Quite simply, Wyoming High School football star Richard Hall is considered one of the school's, city's and state's greatest running backs of all time. In four years, he rushed for 7,376 yards on 749 carries for an amazing 9.8-yard-per-gain average; he caught 53 passes for 924 yards and even was 7-for-6 in passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns. In all, Richard accumulated 8,930 all-purpose yards, had 121 touchdowns (106 rushing TDs), scored 726 points and had 11 interceptions on defense.
As a senior his 2,855 yards set the city record at that time, one yard shy of the Ohio state record. His single season rushing total – along with his career total yards and TDs – ranked in the top 20 all-time nationally. In Ohio prep history, Hall's total career rushing yards ranks No. 5 and his 106 rushing TDs ranks No. 4 all-time. Richard won numerous awards, including his senior year being named Ohio Player of the Year in Division IV by the Associated Press and the Ohio Player of the Year by the Football Coaches Association. He also was selected as the LaRosa's Male Athlete of the Year in 1999.
Also a star on the basketball court, Richard was a four-year starter for the Cowboys and set a school record for most points scored in a career with 1,373. Richard originally signed to play football at the Ohio State University, but later transferred to University of Cincinnati where he lettered for 3 seasons. During his college career, Richard rushed for 2,053 yards at UC and led the Bearcats in rushing in 2003 and 2004. His 238 yards rushing vs. Miami in 2004 ranks No. 6 all-time in UC history. Currently, Richard lives in West Chester.