Aldo Richins

Aldo Richins
No. 6
Position: Wingback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1910-11-02)November 2, 1910
Place of birth: Colonia Diaz, Mexico
Date of death: April 19, 1995(1995-04-19) (aged 84)
Place of death: Midvale, Utah
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Salt Lake City (UT) West
College: Utah
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Aldo Osborn "Al" Richins (November 2, 1910 – April 19, 1995) was an American football wingback who played one season with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He is distinguished as being the first Mexican to play in the National Football League.[1]

Early years

Richins attended West High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he received "Athlete of the Year" honors in 1929. He was later inducted into the West High School "Hall of Fame.

He played college football at Southern University, and was a part of the 1932 and 1933 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions. He received the school's most outstanding athlete of the year award in 1934.[2]

Professional career

In 1935, he signed with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played as a wingback and was released after 2 games.

In 1946 at 36 years old, he played for the Salt Lake Seagulls of the Pacific Coast Football League.

Personal life

After football he joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, before owning a motel and a restaurant. He died on April 19, 1995.[3]


  1. "Latino NFL Greats And Super Bowl Stars". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. "AL RICHINS". Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  3. "DEATH: ALDO RICHINS ""PA""". Deseret News. Retrieved April 17, 2016.

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