Penn State Football

Penn State football: Former QB Wally Richardson returning to Happy Valley as lettermen’s club director

Wally Richardson will return to Penn State as director of the Football Letterman’s Club the university announced on Thursday. He will begin his duties in early June.

The former Penn State quarterback will be responsible for oversight of the Football Letterman’s Club, which has more than 1,000 dues-paying members and a database of more than 1,500 former Penn State football players and student managers. He also will serve as the primary liaison between Penn State football and the State College Quarterback Club.

“I am really excited to be coming back to Penn State,” Richardson said in a press release. “I am looking forward to the opportunities that the director of Football Letterman’s Club offers, interacting with all the former players and connecting with the current and more recent players. This is a great opportunity to help further strengthen the bond between the guys who have recently played and those who played at Penn State, whether it was 10, 20 or 50 years ago.”

A Sumter, S.C., native, Richardson was the Nittany Lions’ starting quarterback during the 1995 and 1996 seasons and led Penn State to a 20-5 record. His career featured bowl wins over Auburn in the ‘96 Outback Bowl and Texas in the ‘97 Fiesta bowl. Richardson owns several Penn State passing records.

He played two seasons with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens.