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Greg Robinson-Randall

Greg Randall
New York DragonsNo. 76
Offensive line / Defensive line
Date of birth: (1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: La Marque, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 335 lb (152 kg)
Arena Football debut
2007 for the New York Dragons
Career history
College: Michigan State
 Teams:

* Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Current status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Selected AFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2008 AFL season)
Games played     17
Tackles     2
External stats
Stats at ArenaFootball.com

Greg Wayne Robinson-Randall (born June 23, 1978 in La Marque, Texas) is an arena football offensive lineman / defensive lineman for the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League. He was originally drafted in the fourth round (127th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He played college football at Michigan State.

In his career, Randall has played for the New England Patriots, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, as well as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Randall was known as Greg Robinson before extending his last name to Robinson-Randall to honor his father, who died of cancer when Randall was five years old.

Early years

When Randal was five years old, his father died after battling cancer. Coming out of high school, Randall was rated in the top 100 offensive linemen in the state of Texas.

College career

Randall attended Coffeyville Community College for two years before transferring to Michigan State. In 1997, he was voted Super Prep JUCO All-American selection. He also earned All-Conference honors as an offensive tackle twice while at Coffeyville.

In 1998, Randall transferred to Michigan State where he was a starter from the beginning. As a junior, he earned the team’s Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award. He played in every game, starting the final 10 at right tackle. He recorded 48 knockdowns blocks and was graded at 82.8% for blocking consistency. He recorded eight knockdown blocks, including one that opened a hole on a three-yard touchdown run by Sedrick Irvin who rushed for 119 yards against Notre Dame.

In 1999 as a senior, Randall was an All-Big Ten First-team selection. He started at the right tackle position, helping the offense average 368.2 yards per game as he recorded 87 knockdown blocks. He recorded 13 knockdowns, including two touchdown resulting blocks on a 23-yard pass and another that cleared the way for T.J. Duckett’s four-yard run into the end zone, as the team recorded 492 yards against Eastern Michigan University. On the season the team ended with a 10-2 record, the schools’ highest win total since 1965. They also ended their season with a 37-34 victory over Florida in the 1999 Citrus Bowl. Also, while at Michigan State, he majored in Kinesiology.

Professional career

National Football League (2000 - 2003)

Randall was selected in the fourth round (127th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He made his NFL debut in New England’s season opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a rookie, he played in 12 games, including four starts at right tackle. In 2001, he helped the Patriots move from 26th to 12th in the league in rushing, helping running back Antowain Smith rush for a career-high 1,157 yards. He was one of only three offensive linemen, along with Joe Andruzzi, and Mike Compton to start all 19 games, regular season through playoffs, having started all 16 regular season games and three playoff games at right tackle. In his last season with the Patriots, Randall played in seven games, including three starts at right tackle. However he was inactive for the rest of the games that season.

On March 6, 2003 he was traded by the Patriots to the Houston Texans in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. In his only season in Houston, he started all 16 regular season games at right tackle. He helped Domanick Davis lead all rookies with 1,031 rushing yards.

After being released by the Texans, Randall was pursued by the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins before signing with the San Francisco 49ers on April 20, 2004 and attended their training-camp until he was released on June 16. On August 2, 2004 after being released by the 49ers, Randall signed with the St. Louis Rams. He attended the training camp and played in all four pre-season games, however he was released on September 13. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns on February 15, 2005. He then attended the Browns' training camp and played in all four pre-season games. However, he was one of Cleveland’s final cuts when he was released on September 3.

NFL career summary

Randall played in 51 career games and 38 stats, in four seasons, three with the Patriots. He also, never missed a game due to injury and also earned himself a Super Bowl ring in 2002 in the Patriots 20-17 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Canadian Football League (2006)

Robinson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on March 23, 2006. He made his CFL debut in the Tiger-Cats' season opening road loss to the Toronto Argonauts. He started the first nine games of the regular season at left tackle. He was released on August 14, 2006.

Arena Football League (2007 - present)

Randall, signed with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League and as a rookie in 2007 he played in all 16 games and recorded 1.5 tackles on defense. In 2008, he played in just one game, against the Kansas City Brigade and recorded one tackle on defense.

See also

References

  • Former Spartan Plaxico Burress Prepares For Super Bowl Showdown Against Unbeaten New England (Former Spartans on All-Time Super Bowl Roster)

External links

  • Stats at ArenaFan
  • CBSSports.com
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats bio
  • ESPN.com
  • Yahoo! Sports
  • New England Patriots bio
  • Profile at Pro Football Reference
  • Profile at The Football Database
  • New England Patriots Draft bio
  • Michigan State Spartans bio
  • Profile at College Football Reference
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