Lorne Richardson has to rank among one of the best home grown defensive backs in CFL history. Richardson broke into the CFL with Saskatchewan in 1973 and played four years for the Gren Riders (1973-76). In those four seasons, Richards won four West division All-Stars and four CFL All-Stars. Richardson had 21 interceptions in those four seasons, twice tying for the division lead (1973 and 1976) with 7 interceptions. In 1974, Richardson had 4 fumble recoveries, returning two of them for touchdowns. Richardson won the Outstanding Rookie in the West in 1973, losing out to Johnny Rodgers of Montreal for the CFL award. Richardson played out his option with the Riders in 1976 and signed with the Argos in May, 1977. Richardson played just one year in Toronto, recording one interception to bring his career total to 22.