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|Position:||Defensive backs coach|
|Born:||October 28, 1979|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Junípero Serra|
|NFL Draft:||2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Coaching stats at PFR|
Kris Richard (born October 28, 1979) is an American football coach and former player.
Richard was instrumental to the formation of the Legion of Boom defensive secondary. He helped coach and develop players such as Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, Byron Maxwell and for his rookie season only, Shaquill Griffin.
National Football League
He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd round (85th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played for the Seahawks for three seasons. He was traded to the Miami Dolphins for Ronald Flemons in 2005. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2005 and the Oakland Raiders in 2007.
Richard was hired in 2008 by Carroll as a graduate assistant coach for the USC secondary (defensive backs).
He followed Carroll to the NFL and joined his former team, the Seahawks, as secondary coach.
Richard's secondary's hard-hitting style has led it to be nicknamed "the Legion of Boom." Bleacher Report described the Legion of Boom's accomplishments as a credit not only to Richard, but to Carroll, who was a safety himself in his playing days and began his coaching career as a secondary coach.
As the defensive coordinator for the 2015 Seattle Seahawks Richards defense ranked first in points allowed for the season.
NFL head coaches under whom Kris Richard has served:
- http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/richard_kris00.html. Missing or empty
- Pompei, Dan (January 17, 2014). "Seattle Seahawks' Legion of Boom Is Pure, Old-School Football at Its Finest". Bleacher Report.
- "Cowboys hire ousted Seahawks DC Kris Richard". Retrieved January 22, 2018.