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Randall McDaniel

Randall McDaniel
Randall McDaniel
No. 64
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school: Avondale (AZ) Agua Fria
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1988 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 222
Games started 220
Seasons 13
Stats at NFL.com

Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is a former offensive guard in the National Football League.[1]

Career

McDaniel played high school football and ran track at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona, then played college football at Arizona State University, where he participated in the school's first ever Rose Bowl appearance in 1987. He was joined by fellow Sun Devil Curley Culp on 8/3/2013 as the only Pro Football Hall of Fame members to be born in the state of Arizona.[2]

Also an standout athlete, McDaniel still holds the fastest 100-meter dash time ever among offensive linemen in the NFL at 10.64 seconds, setting this record as a high school senior in a state meet, electronically timed.[3] He recorded a PR of 50.04 seconds in the 400-meter dash. In the throwing events, he got top-throws of 16.76 meters in the shot put and 47.42 meters in the discus.[4] He also benched 435, inclined 380, dead lifted 660, and squatted 650 in competition. In addition, he was timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash and had a one step vertical leap of 37 inches at just 9% body fat.[5]

He began his pro career being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1988 NFL Draft, and played with them until 1999, when he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played there for two years until retiring. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most versatile offensive linemen ever to play the game.[6] He started in 12 consecutive Pro Bowls (1989–2000), tied with Champ Bailey and Will Shields for the most Pro Bowls played.[7] He also started 202 consecutive games in his career.[8]

During his time with the Minnesota Vikings, he occasionally would play fullback in short-yardage and goal-line situations.[8] When he played for Tampa Bay, in 2000, he became the oldest player to score his first touchdown reception at 36 years, 282 days.

Legacy

During the 2006 season, McDaniel was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings "Ring of Honor".[8]

McDaniel was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 2008.[9] McDaniel was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on January 31, 2009. McDaniel's bust, sculpted by Scott Myers, was unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony on August 8, 2009.[10]

A multi-use sports center was built in Randall's hometown of Avondale in 2010 and was named in his honor (Randall McDaniel Sports Complex).[11]

After 13 years of volunteering in schools, McDaniel said that he had been working in public schools since retirement. [12]

References

  1. ^ Randall McDaniel   (2012-09-17). "Randall McDaniel, G at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ "News Article » Tribute to Randall McDaniel". Profootballhof.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.startribune.com/sports/11708956.html
  4. ^ https://www.trackingfootball.com/players/randall-mcdaniel-7818/
  5. ^ http://www.houseofsparky.com/2012/8/23/3262986/randall-mcdaniel-asu
  6. ^ "Patrick Reusse: Randall McDaniel, a quiet kind of class". StarTribune.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Mind-blowing stats for the 2013 Pro Bowl".  
  8. ^ a b c [1]
  9. ^ "Former Sun Devil Randall McDaniel Elected To Pro Football Hall of Fame - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site". Thesundevils.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  10. ^ "Hall of Famers » RANDALL MCDANIEL". Profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  11. ^ Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzales (2010-11-04). "Sports center opening marks phase 1 of Avondale complex - Phoenix Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  12. ^ "Hall of Fame chat: Randall McDaniel". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
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