Richard Huntley
Richard Huntley
Organization: Football

Richard Huntley is inducted into the WSSU C.E. "Big House" Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for football.  Following a stellar career at WSSU Huntley was the 117th overall pick in the 1996 draft, selected in the fourth round by the Atlanta Falcons. In addition to the Falcons, this five-year NFL veteran also spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers. Richard ended his college career at Winston-Salem State University ranked second all-time in NCAA history with 6,286 yards rushing, and as the CIAA’s career scoring leader with 372 points on 62 touchdowns. He joined a list of nine players, including NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, as the only players to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of their first four seasons in the NFL. His record-breaking final collegiate season in 1995 included setting a Division II mark with an average of 188.9 yards per game en route to a record 1,889 total rushing yards, earning him Sheridan Broadcasting Systems All-America Offensive Player of the Year honors.  Huntley is the only player in NCAA history to have two 1,800-plus yard rushing seasons.  During his one season with the Panthers he led Carolina in rushing with 665 yards on 165 carries with a pair of touchdowns as well as pulling in 21 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown.  Huntley appeared in 14 games with nine starts with the Panthers.