Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson throws a pass. He's expected to be selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Nov 25, 2022; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) throws the ball during the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the 2023 NFL Draft, former Florida Gators star quarterback Anthony Richardson impressed NFL teams with his athletic ability at the NFL Scouting Combine. But now, he’s impressing them with his selflessness.

This week, Jake Query of 107.5 The Fan shared a text message from someone who attended a guest speaking appearance from Colts general manager Chris Ballard. The person re-shared a story Ballard shared about Richardson during his speaking appearance.

According to the story, Richardson stayed behind to help the staff clean up a mess that was not his responsibility to clean up.

Here’s the whole story, as transcribed by Stampede Blue:

“‘I received this text yesterday,’ said Query.

“Hey Jake, I went to the Indiana Sports Corp luncheon on Tuesday. Chris Ballard was the speaker. He told a story about Anthony Richardson, and the NFL’s rookie orientation program. Troy Vincent of the NFL called Ballard after the draft to tell him what an impact Anthony Richardson had left on him at the orientation program.”

“Specifically, at the dinner attended by all potential draftees, the room was left a mess. Everyone was leaving and Troy Vincent saw one person who stayed behind and was bussing tables before the staff came back in the room. Vincent walked up and approached him and said, ‘You don’t need to do this.’ To which Anthony Richardson responded, ‘We left this room in an unacceptable condition, and it’s not right for us to expect the staff to clean it all up.”

“Vincent said that (he told Richardson) he was free to go, to which Richardson responded, ‘No it’s alright, I’d like to stay and help,’ and he did, until the room was cleaned up entirely. And he was the last person working along with workers on the shift.”

News of the selfless act quickly went viral on social media.

It may be a small thing from Richardson, but it’s very clear that it left quite an impact.

[Mr. Colt, Stampede Blue]