John Randle: Pro Football HOF Class of 2010

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It didn't take long for John Randle to prove his worth in the National Football League. You know the story—as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&I, Randle was widely considered too small to play defensive tackle in the NFL. And certainly by today's size standards, 6 feet and 280 pounds is far from the norm at the position.
But after just one season with the Minnesota Vikings, Randle had earned a starting spot and was well on his way to becoming one of the best defensive tackles of all-time.
How did he do it? As cliché as it might sound, John Randle played the game with his heart. And with a non-stop motor that allowed him to reach beyond any size limitations to amass 137.5 career sacks (still the most ever by a defensive tackle) in 14 seasons.
Randle's strong work ethic enabled him to get the most from his efforts:
"Some see practice as a nuisance, but I saw it as a way of getting better. I went so hard in practice that when the game came,...

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