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Randle Elected Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 6, 2010 – 4:36 pm

Just one year after his teammate Randall McDaniel was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former Vikings DT John Randle will also enter football immortality. It was announced in South Florida on Saturday afternoon that Randle will join 6 others as members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

Randle, who went undrafted, is one of the best interior defensive linemen of all-time and the honor is more than well-deserved for #93. He was with the Vikings for 11 seasons (1990-2000) and spent 14 total seasons in the NFL.

A 7-time Pro Bowler and 6-time All-Pro selection, Randle finished his career with 137.5 sacks, the most by a DT in NFL history and tied with Richard Dent for 5th all-time. He started 150 of the 176 games he played in Minnesota, recorded 114.0 sacks as a Viking (3rd in franchise history) and was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.

Aside from outstanding production, Randle also was known for his leadership and fiery passion for the game. From players who lined up against him to teammates who lined up with him, Randle was a popular player known for his boisterous and outgoing personality. He was an NFL Films favorite, often captured on camera for his bizarre dialogue during and after plays as well as his mask of eye black.

The other 6 members of the 2010 class are: G Russ Grimm, LB Rickey Jackson, CB and current Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, RB Floyd Little, WR Jerry Rice and RB Emmitt Smith.

Be sure to stay tuned to vikings.com for more coverage and information surrounding Randle’s election. The Pro Football HOF Class of 2010 will be enshrined in August.


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8 Responses to “Randle Elected Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame”

  1. By josh m on Feb 6, 2010 | Reply

    CONGRATS!!!!!! i was hoping carter would get in too though

  2. By Bryan on Feb 6, 2010 | Reply

    Good job stud!!! Non stop motor, you were a cornerstone of those successful Vikings teams for so long. An outstanding person on the field and off. My nephew’s all time favorite player and hero. HEY BRADY OUR BUDDY MADE THE HALL OF FAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesssss.

  3. By PAVikesFan on Feb 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love John Randle….Loved watching him play, he was intense. He just goes to show people everywhere that heart and desire and the willpower can overcome the odds. At his size for a DT, he was up against them, but he made sure he made most out of his 1 opportunity he got, and today he was rewarded with what he started when he was a rookie. Congratulations #93, from all the Vikings fans!

  4. By Chris Curtiss on Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    I feel without a doubt that Randle was a great DT when he was with the Vikes but Chris Carter was more deserving because not only did he play a majority of his career with the Vikings but when he got older he was still a great player and overcame his problems he had early in his career. anyone that agrees or disagrees feel free to send a comment to soaringeagle3183@hotmail.com and that is also my facebook friend add on address

  5. By TW Vike on Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    #80 Cris Carter will have his day in Canton ! Has #47 Joey Browner ever been mentioned?

  6. By OLD SCHOOL on Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    Just woke up and heard the news about Randle…..I own 1 on the field jersey…..was bought in 1997…..I wear it ever Sunday the Vikes play…….It has Randle on the back and the #93 !!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy I watch the most now is #69…..Why???? He reminds me so much of Randle…..NONE STOP! Came out of no where, just keeps coming…..from start to finish!

  7. By TW Vike on Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    OLD SCHOOL- Great comparison ! #93 & #69 have unstopable motors. Can you tell me if #47 Joey Browner has ever been considered for the Hall of Fame?

  8. By OLD SCHOOL on Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    TwVike…..Joey B. has been on the ballot, but he has never gotten in….YET!
    OH, by the way, if there are any Aints fans still on our site….I will be wearing my John Randle Jersey today at the SB party I am going to….representing the Team that should be in the SB from the NFC! Hope Manning carves your secondary up! And he will!

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