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#93 John Randle - DL

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John Randle Career NFL Stats 1990-2003
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
219
277
85
556
137.5
1
0
29
11
1

 

 

 

John Randle Childhood

John Anthony Randle was born on December 12, 1967 in Mumford, TX. He is the son of Martha Randle and Edward Wilson. Raised primarily by his mother, John grew up in very humble beginnings. For all of his childhood, he didn’t have indoor plumbing or basic bathroom amenities in his house. John saw how hard his mother worked to provide for him and his siblings. That strong work ethic was something he inherited and made him one of the best defensive linemen in the 1990s. 

 

 

 

 

 

John Randle High School Stats and Awards

Randle attended Hearne High School. He played defensive lineman but didn’t garner any attention from major programs for two reasons. One reason was due to his size as he was considered small for a defensive lineman at the next level. Another reason was his grades. Even if he was offered scholarships he wouldn’t have qualified for college right out of high school. 

The determined Randle took the road less traveled to greatness and enrolled into Trinity Valley Community College. After two years and earning Junior College All-American honors during his sophomore season, Randle accepted a college scholarship to Texas A&I-Kingsville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Randle College Career Stats and Notes

Randle played for Texas A&|-Kingsville from 1988-89. He dominated on the football field. During his two years, he totaled 34 sacks. He was a First Team All-American, two-time conference defensive player of the year and led his team to two conference titles. Randle’s teams also made the Division II playoffs both years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 1997, 1998

Pro Bowl Selections
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 2001
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

John Randle NFL Career Stats and Notes

Randle was not selected in the NFL Draft when he came out of college in 1990. However that didn’t deter Randle from following his dream. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings after the draft and he took full advantage of his new opportunity.

Randle would play eleven years with the Vikings, becoming a 6-time Pro Bowl selection.  After the 2000 season, Randle signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He would spend three seasons in Seattle before retiring from the NFL after the 2003 season. In 2010, Randle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Randle 1997 NFL Season

Randle was part of some of the best Vikings teams in franchise history. He had his best overall season in 1997. He had 58 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 recoveries.  He was both First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections that year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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