BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Former Southern University Coach Pete Richardson could soon be a Hall of Famer.

The legendary coach is among the 21 finalists for induction into the Class of 2023 for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

Before coming to coach Southern, Richardson was coach at Winston Salem State University where he won three CIAA conference championships.

Richardson was hired to coach Southern in 1993 and his impact was immediate. During his tenure at Southern, Richarson won five SWAC titles and four Black college football national championships.

Richardson finished with 134 wins and 62 losses as coach at Southern. In the Bayou Classic, Richardson finished with a 12-5 record.

“We congratulate the Class of 2023 Finalists and look forward to welcoming the next group of legends into the Black College Football Hall of Fame,” said James “Shack” Harris, Chairman and Co-Founder. “Each Finalist represents the best of Black College Football.”

This year’s inductees will be announced on December 8, 2022, and later recognized at the Second Annual HBCU Legacy Bowl in New Orleans on February 25, 2023, and honored during the 14th Annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia.