Benny Ricardo

Benny Ricardo
Date of birth (1954-01-04) January 4, 1954
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Career information
Position(s) Placekicker
College San Diego State
NFL draft 1975 / Round:
Career history
As player
1975 Southern California Sun
1976 Buffalo Bills
1976, 1978–1979 Detroit Lions
1980–1981 New Orleans Saints
1983 Minnesota Vikings
1984 San Diego Chargers
Career stats

Benito Concepcion "Benny" Ricardo (born January 4, 1954 in Asunción, Paraguay) is a former American football placekicker in the NFL (1976-1984) for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, and the San Diego Chargers. He played college football at San Diego State University. He is distinguished as being the first Paraguayan to play in the National Football League.

Personal life

Ricardo is a sometimes-actor who also has appeared in the motion pictures North Dallas Forty and Wildcats.

He is now a stand-up comedian and the only bilingual announcer to have announced network events as both the lead announcer and color commentator in both Spanish and English. Ricardo has announced every major sporting event in the world while working for networks like ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Westwood One, Integrated Media, Fightnow TV, Televisa, NBC, MultiVision Media, Top Rank, CSI Sports, Primetime, M1-Global, Affliction, etc.

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