Bob Richardson is the first Inductee for the Camel City Hall of Fame. Bob is being honored for being not only a standout player for the better part of two decades, but for his dedication to bringing flag football to this area and all he has contributed to along the way.
In 2001, Bob created the Winston Salem Flag Football League (WSFFL) where they played 7 man for league play. The WSFFL was ahead of their time by having music played each week and had in depth stats for their players. They played their inaugural season at Parkland High School. The following year under the same name they merged with the Kernersville Parks and Rec. Department and played in various locations.
In 2003 the WSFFL folded and the original Davie Flag Football League was formed. Bob again created this league with a players first mentality. They played at the Davie County YMCA. This league stayed in existence for a year due to the city of Winston Salem forming a league based off of the work Bob did.
From 2004-2007 Bob played in the Winston Salem city league. He then took a year hiatus when his daughter was born. From 2009-2013 Bob continued to play until the city league folded. Bob played for various teams during this time including Outrage, JFL Gang, High Voltage, and Carolina Fire. While he was always a contributor for these teams, he also served as a team captain for a few.
In the Spring of 2014, the Davie County Flag Football League was reformed, and Bob was one of the heads that helped resurrect it. Not only did he help recruit teams to play, he captained his team "The Underdogs". This league was short-lived, but not for a lack of effort on Bob's part.
Beginning in the fall of 2014 Bob played with the Mean Machine through their last couple of tournaments before transitioning to a Co-Captain of the Carolina Huskies in the Spring of 2015. He played in a few USFTL sanctioned tournaments and also played in his first Carolina Panthers Weekend Warrior Flag Football Tournament. He played with the "Busted Huskies" in the 35 and up division. From this point until the end of 2017 Bob played with the Carolina Huskies in various tournaments from time to time. In November of 2017 Bob finally struck gold. With the Huskies Bob claimed his first tournament championship in the Charlotte Turkey Bowl.
In 2018 Bob took on the role of being a captain once again for the Inaugural Camel City Flag Football Spring Season. He captained the team "Low Voltage". During that season he recorded 39 receptions with 4 receiving touchdowns, with 7 flag pulls. That spring season he was named to the All Star team and was an award finalist for Wide Receiver of the Year. In the Fall, Bob decided to step away from playing. When called upon Bob stepped into a referee role without hesitation, to help complete the Camel City Fall Season. Bob has also served as the league consultant since the creation of the league.
Bob Richardson has made an incredible impact on the game of Flag Football in the Winston Salem area, as an organizer, teammate, referee, and friend. We at Camel City thank Bob for helping make our league as great and as strong as it is!