Northview Chiefs Football Player Dariontae Richardson Passes Away

February 5, 2019

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The Northview Chiefs are mourning the loss of Dariontae Richardson.

Richardson suffered a heart attack hours after the Chiefs’ first round playoff win over Graceville November 9.¬† The Chiefs’ #10 passed away on Monday.

He made several key plays for Northview  in their win against Graceville but was not injured in the game.

The morning after the game, the 16-year old was found at home not breathing. His mother performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. He was transported to Atmore Community Hospital and airlifted to a Mobile hospital.

As the Chiefs advanced to route two of the playoffs against Baker, they dedicated the game to Richardson.

Grief counseling was available Tuesday at the school for students and staff.

Pictured: Dariontae Richardson (#10) during the Northview Chiefs first round playoff win over Graceville November 9, 2018. He suffered a heart attack a few hours later. photos, click to enlarge.


35 Responses to “Northview Chiefs Football Player Dariontae Richardson Passes Away”

  1. Karen Burris on February 7th, 2019 10:56 pm

    This world is not our home. Heaven is. If he can’t be home with you what better place for him to be. Praying for your family. I know how bad it hurts, I lost my son a year ago. I will be praying for your comfort.

  2. Nancy Perry on February 6th, 2019 6:37 pm

    From the Ernest Ward Family to the Richardson and Redmond families, may God wrap his arms around each of you and provide the comfort, strength, and peace to each of you. Torrian, you are one of my babies as well as your brother. We love you and if you need any of us we are here baby. Prayers, your Ernest Ward Family.

  3. Evelyn Bethea on February 6th, 2019 1:02 pm

    Such a tragic loss of one so young. Prayers for the family.

  4. Pastor Danny & Chandra Fountain on February 6th, 2019 9:42 am

    A great young man whom we loved dearly, will truly be missed. Prayers for the family.

  5. Kellie Moss on February 6th, 2019 8:51 am

    So deeply sorry for the loss of this young man. Praying for the family and friends.

  6. jason gurganus on February 6th, 2019 8:50 am

    Dariontae was in my first class as a 1st year teacher. I was immediately impressed with his level of respect, work ethic, and willingness to help his fellow students. As the year progressed, I really began to understand just how special of a student and young man he actually was. I will miss his smile and humor always. To his family, great job on raising a fine young man.

    Mr. G

  7. ELW on February 6th, 2019 7:45 am

    So sad. So young. May God bless his friends and family.

  8. kin on February 6th, 2019 7:12 am

    its hard to lose a friend but even harder to lose someone like dari. he was my first love and ill always have him on my mind. prayers for his mom and family. you’ll be truly missed baby<3

  9. Angela Gibson on February 5th, 2019 11:12 pm

    My condolences to his family, friends, and the entire school…
    Truly heartbreaking!

  10. Jdub on February 5th, 2019 8:48 pm

    I am so sorry to read about this. May God be with all his family, friends & peers/teachers during this sad, difficult time. Another young life gone way too soon. Feel the hugs and prayers from the Aggie Nation. May God embrace you all and give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.

  11. Cathia Schmarje on February 5th, 2019 8:46 pm

    Gone way to soon! Prayers for his family and friends

  12. Fountain on February 5th, 2019 8:18 pm

    Very sorry for the loss of this young boy he was a great player and i am very proud but sad to say i was at his last game cause to me he was the best player #myopinion and i am sending prayers to the family and friends of Dariontae Richardson

  13. Tina Freeman on February 5th, 2019 8:14 pm

    Im so so truly sorry to this family for such a great loss.I pray his soul was a believer in Jesus as his Lord and Savior as I don’t know him or the family.I can’t even imagine such a loss as my child with a promise.My prayers are for this family in their time of sorrow.People know this;we never know when our time is up .I beg you to please know who Jesus is and why He came because it’s too late when we die.God be with this family as I know He is.He said I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.

  14. Jody on February 5th, 2019 8:02 pm

    Sending prayers for this young boys family and friends. My heart goes out to all of his teammates too.

  15. Puddin on February 5th, 2019 7:58 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family and friends left behind.

  16. Janine Singleton Walker on February 5th, 2019 7:26 pm

    My heart breaks for this family. May our God comfort them.

  17. Well on February 5th, 2019 7:05 pm

    So sorry to hear this.

    Prayers for Family and Friends.

  18. Sedition on February 5th, 2019 6:00 pm

    What a gut wrenching story, Condolences to the family and friends.

  19. Concerned Observer on February 5th, 2019 5:50 pm

    Prayers for all his family and friends. This is just heartbreaking.

  20. Sarah on February 5th, 2019 5:48 pm

    Praying for the Richardson family!

  21. Patty on February 5th, 2019 5:43 pm

    I want to say for all us at Baker, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all who knew him especially his family. God give you peace and comfort.

  22. Cindy Peebles on February 5th, 2019 5:31 pm


  23. Friend on February 5th, 2019 4:55 pm

    My prayers are with the family!!

  24. Anna Palmer on February 5th, 2019 4:53 pm

    We are praying for your family.

  25. Barbara Ryals on February 5th, 2019 4:50 pm

    I did not know this precious young man,but he was on our prayer list at Faith Bible Baptist Church……and apparently well liked by the one who asked to have his name added for prayer….that first picture is adorable!!!! Which really tells me what kind of young man he was….

  26. Karen pullins on February 5th, 2019 4:38 pm

    Praying for the family and the Northview chiefs family. We need deeper physicals for our athletes.

  27. Robyn on February 5th, 2019 4:34 pm

    Prayers for his family and friends.

  28. Ellen Melton on February 5th, 2019 4:05 pm

    Prayers for the family

  29. Willene & Preston Bryan on February 5th, 2019 4:03 pm

    Praying for his family and Northview High School Chiefs.

  30. Robert Elliott on February 5th, 2019 3:55 pm

    Rest in peace to a great athlete, great young man, great student, and great person!

  31. Ms. Kim on February 5th, 2019 3:50 pm

    He will be missed by many! His football brothers, Coaches and school mates. I remember him being a respectful young man. My heart breaks for his Mama and Family!

  32. Clarise trump on February 5th, 2019 3:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of this young man. My grandsons Trent and Tyler kite and foster brother Colton played on the team with him. I’m praying for his family and friends. This is a great loss..

  33. dewey on February 5th, 2019 3:41 pm

    so young, my heart goes out to your family, we will keep you in our prayers for comfort and peace. very sorry for your loss.

  34. Sheila Carnley on February 5th, 2019 3:07 pm

    Prraying for this family and all that new him.

  35. Neighbor on February 5th, 2019 2:55 pm

    SO sad! Prayers for the friends and family of Dariontae :(

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