|Date of birth:April 3, 1976|
|Place of birth: Los Angeles, California|
|College: Arizona State|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 165|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers (1998–2004)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Damien A. Richardson (born April 3, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is a former safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career for the Carolina Panthers from 1998–2004. He played college football at Arizona State.
While playing at Arizona State, Richardson received a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award. He was also honored as a National Football Foundation Hall Scholar-Athlete, and was a GTE Academic All-District VIII selection. As a senior in 1997, Richardson was a Second-Team All-Pac-10 member.
Richardson's career with the Panthers was ended by serious injuries to his neck and knee. He subsequently attended medical school, completed a master's degree in public health at Harvard University, and is an orthopedic physician at Banner – University Medical Center.
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