You’d be hard-pressed to find a guy who enjoyed playing against the Green Bay Packers more than former Vikings DT John Randle. It’s appropriate, then, with the Packers in town this weekend, that Randle will receive his Hall of Fame Ring at halftime of this weekend’s Vikings-Packers game.
Randle was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past August and on Sunday Tom Schervis, Vice Chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees, will present #93 with his Hall of Fame Ring. A cool part of the halftime ceremony will be the placement of Randle’s Hall of Fame bust at midfield during the presentation.
The bust is currently at Winter Park and we snapped a photo of it for vikings.com readers to see. Check it out…
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. He was a fixture in the Vikings organization for 11 seasons (1990-2000).
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.
Randle was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor on November 30, 2008 and was also elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
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