No. 9 Philadelphia Soul
|Date of birth:August 16, 1983|
|Place of birth: Charleston, West Virginia|
|High school: Williamsburg (VA) Bruton|
|College: Virginia Tech|
|Undrafted in 2005|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
2010 IFL Stats
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics as of 2009
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Bryan Randall (born August 16, 1983) is a professional gridiron football quarterback for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Randall attended Bruton High School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he established new school records for passing yards (6,508) and total offense (8,034 yards). On the final passing attempt of his high school career, he broke the school record for touchdown passes (47). He also played on the 2000 AA State Championship basketball team captained by Hughes McLean, Brandon Randall and Albot.
In 2002, Randall came into the game against Louisiana State in relief of Noel, who was being hampered by an injury sustained during spring practice. Randall started the remaining 12 games that season. In a shocking 50-42 overtime loss to Syracuse, Randall passed for 504 yards - a Big East Conference record - and five touchdowns.
In 2003, Randall split the quarterback duties with highly touted redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Vick. Though Randall started all thirteen games for Virginia Tech, completing 150 of 245 passes for 1,996 yards and 15 touchdowns with eight interceptions, Vick played every game.
Following the 2003 season, Marcus Vick ran afoul of the law and was suspended for the 2004 season. Randall, the undisputed senior starter, culminated his college career in 2004, throwing for 2,264 yards and rushing for 511 yards. He led the team to its first ACC Championship and a berth in the 2005 Sugar Bowl, narrowly losing to Auburn.
Despite his success in 2004, Randall went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. As an undrafted free agent, Randall was signed to the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2005, where another former Hokie, Michael Vick, played. Cut on September 5 to meet the NFL roster size limit, he was re-signed the following day to the Falcon's practice squad.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
On May 20, 2008, Randall signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was the team's third quarterback behind starter Kevin Glenn and backup Ryan Dinwiddie. In the team's 2009 training camp he competed for the second string quarterback behind starter Stefan LeFors, with Richie Williams. He was released on September 23, 2009.
On February 11, 2010, the Richmond Revolution announced they had signed Randall for their inaugural 2010 season. Randall led the Revolution to a league best 13-1 record, and home field throughout the playoffs. Randall threw for 58 touchdowns, running for an additional 12, and throwing for over 2,000 yards in his rookie season in the IFL. On June 23, 2010, Randall was announced as the winner of the 2010 IFL Most Valuable Player award. Despite an MVP performance in the Revolution's inaugural season, Randall was released, along with virtually the entire roster, on December 13, 2010.
Although there was speculation that Randall could sign with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League, Randall spent the spring of 2011 playing indoor football again. He signed with the Richmond Raiders of the Southern Indoor Football League, but suffered a season-ending injury on March 19, 2011 in a game against the Trenton Steel. He is no longer listed on their roster.
Randall announced via Twitter that he would be spending the 2012 IFL season in Allen, Texas with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. Randall beat out Casey Printers, a former CFL starter, for the starting quarterback position.
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks
Randall played for the Laredo Rattlesnakes in the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) in Laredo, Texas. Randall lead the Rattlesnakes to a 7-5 record and a berth in the LSFL Championship Game, where they were defeated 69-70 by the Amarillo Venom. Randall was named the league's MVP after leading the league in passing yards.
- Bill Tracking - 2005 session > Legislation
- "Bryan Randall". NCAA.
- "University Statement On Marcus Vick". hokiesports.com. 2004-08-03. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
- Atlanta Falcons | Media Lounge | We're Sorry
- Bucs Sign QB Randall to Practice Squad | Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Pewter Report
- Steelers sign quarterback Bryan Randall - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- Goricki, David (2008-01-26). "Team Michigan stocks roster in inaugural draft". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- "Spotlight on: Bryan Randall: QB - VA Tech". Richmond Raiders. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- "Steelhawks trade for 2010 IFL MVP quarterback". The Morning Call. March 7, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
- Jason Mack (November 26, 2013). "Rattlesnakes MVP QB Randall signs with Soul". www.lmtonline.com. Laredo Morning Times. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
- "Rattlesnakes QB Lands in AFL". www.pro8news.com. KGNS-TV. November 26, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
- "Soul add former Vick teammate Bryan Randall". www.csnphilly.com. Comcast Sportsnet Philly L.P. December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.