|DOB:||January 11th, 1983|
|Previous Clubs:||Xavier College/Sandringham U18/Essendon|
|AFL Games:||261, 33 (Essendon)|
|Finals Games:||22 (11-0-11)|
|AFL Goals:||34, 19 (Essendon)|
|Honours:||NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee: 2003, Premiership Player: 2012|
|Drafted:||2000 National AFL Draft, 2nd Round Selection (Essendon), No. 27 overall, on-traded by Geelong to West Coast for Michael Prior.
2005 National AFL Draft, traded by Essendon for No. 19 (Courtenay Dempsey) and No.51 (Sam Lonergan)
|Debut:||2002 Round 2, v Richmond for Essendon at the MCG
2006 Round 1, v Essendon for Sydney at the Telstra Dome
|Stats:||Ted Richards's Career Stats (AFL Tables)|
|Profile:||Despite his form dropping off in 2007, was a solid contributor across the back line in 2008. Has played the majority of his Football at the Swans in defence, and should be adding more responsibility at full back to free up the veteran Leo Barry to the half back line. Was voted by the club along with Darren Jolly as the most improved player in 2007. If things go his way, should notch up his 100th AFL game late in the season.
After a couple of concussions, Ted played out the 2016 year in the NEAFL. Announced his retirement towards the end of the year, and was given a lap of honour at the MCG in front of his loyal fans.