Grambling Athletic Department issues statement on Jaquavis Richmond injury

Saturday Grambling was taken to the woodshed 72-10 by LSU, however the outcome was not the most concerining aspect of the evening for the Tigers. Gramblng State linebacker Jaquavis Richmond suffered a frightening injury halfway through the third quarter while making a tackle on LSU wideout Gregory Clayton on a punt return.

Jaquavis Richmond ( Courtesy Gambling State Athletics)

It appeared that Richmond collided with teammate Chrisitian Williams as they came together to stop Clayton. For a tense ten minutes, Richmond was attended to by medical personnel before being carted off the field.

LSU wide receiver Gregory Clayton Jr. (80) is tackled by Grambling linebacker Jaquavis Richmond (49) and Grambling defensive back Christen Williams (29) in the second half against Grambling, Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Tiger Stadium on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Richmond was injured on the play. (PHOTO BY HILARY SCHEINUK,

Richmond, a native of Shreveport , Louisiana, was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

“So we’re hoping for the very best, and our thoughts and prayers are out to he and his family and certainly the Grambling State family.”

LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly

Sunday Grambling State VP for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Trayveon D. Scott released a statement on Richmond’s status.

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Here at, we wish young Mr. Richmond a speedy and complete recovery.

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