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LFSN Game On Feature - Richard Shelton

July 21, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Recently, the LFSN Game On staff had a chance to visit with former Flames' football standout Richard Shelton, who now works as a collegiate scout for the Tennessee Titans.

Shelton is entering his ninth season as a scout with Tennessee, overseeing the franchise's scouting efforts in the Northeast, including Virginia.

Prior to his time with Tennessee, Shelton worked as a scout for five years with the Philadelphia Eagles (2000-04) and as a defensive backs coach at Florida A&M in 2006.

Shelton was a two-year starting cornerback for the Flames (1984-88), finishing his career at Liberty with 126 career stops, 26 career pass breakups and 11 career interceptions. The native of Marietta, Ga., was also a standout special teams player and still holds the program's career records for most punt return yardage (563), punt returns for a touchdown (3) and average yards per punt return (12.5).

After graduation, Shelton was selected in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, becoming the third player in program history to be selected in the NFL Draft. He had a five-year playing career in the NFL (Denver Broncos [1989] and Pittsburgh Steelers [1990-93]) and also played one season with the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football in 1991.