Tyler J.

June 4, 1987 – September 21, 2003


Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created to memorialize and honor Tyler Richards, a member of the Walled Lake Northern High School class of 2005, who died in an auto accident in 2003.

Awarded annually since 2005, this scholarship recognizes two select Walled Lake Northern High School graduates who best exemplify Tyler’s kind, friendly nature and love for life. As a son, brother, student, and teammate, he touched the lives of countless people. This memorial fund allows for the continuation of his legacy by helping current and future alumni succeed in college and beyond. DONATE | APPLY | FAQ


Tyler Richards Memorial Sportsmanship Award

The Walled Lake Braves Football Team and the Walled Lake Northern Wrestling Team present this annual award to the player who, like Tyler, showed heart, determination, and good sportsmanship, both on and off the football field or wrestling mat.


An Enthusiastic Life That Continues to Inspire

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” – Clarence the Angel, It’s a Wonderful Life

Walking at eight months old, and running at nine months, Tyler was not one to sit still. He loved to talk, ride his bike, play outside, binge on video games, and eat fried chicken, angel hair pasta, and banana pudding. Tyler’s most endearing quality, besides his crooked smile, was his unconditional love for family and friends.

As he got older, playing basketball, baseball, football, and wrestling became his passions. Tyler loved being part of a team. He showed good sportsmanship, was always there for his teammates, and couldn’t wait to get to practice.

The Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund and Tyler Richards Memorial Sportsmanship Award help pay tribute to the kindness, importance of friends, and love of life that Tyler shared with everyone he met.