Randall McDaniel

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Randall McDaniel
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Randall McDaniel
No. 64
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school: Avondale (AZ) Agua Fria
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Debuted in 1988 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 222
Games started 220
Seasons 13
Stats at NFL.com

Randall Cornell McDaniel (born December 19, 1964) is a former offensive guard in the National Football League.[1]

Career[edit]

He played high school football at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona, then played college football at Arizona State University, where he participated in the school's first ever Rose Bowl appearance in 1987. He was joined by fellow Sun Devil Curley Culp on 8/3/2013 as the only Pro Football Hall of Fame members to be born in the state of Arizona.[2]

He began his pro career being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1988 NFL Draft, and played with them until 1999, when he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played there for two years until retiring. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most versatile offensive linemen ever to play the game.[3] He started in 12 consecutive Pro Bowls (1989–2000), tied with Champ Bailey and Will Shields for the most Pro Bowls played.[4] He also started 202 consecutive games in his career.[5]

During his time with the Minnesota Vikings, he occasionally would play fullback in short-yardage and goal-line situations.[5] When he played for Tampa Bay, in 2000, he became the oldest player to score his first touchdown reception at 36 years, 282 days.

Legacy[edit]

During the 2006 season, McDaniel was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings "Ring of Honor".[5]

McDaniel was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 2008.[6] McDaniel was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on January 31, 2009. McDaniel's bust, sculpted by Scott Myers, was unveiled at the Enshrinement Ceremony on August 8, 2009.[7]

A multi-use sports center was built in Randall's hometown of Avondale in 2010 and was named in his honor (Randall McDaniel Sports Complex).[8]

After 13 years of volunteering in schools, McDaniel said that he had been working in public schools since retirement. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randall McDaniel   (2012-09-17). "Randall McDaniel, G at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ "News Article » Tribute to Randall McDaniel". Profootballhof.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Reusse: Randall McDaniel, a quiet kind of class". StarTribune.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Mind-blowing stats for the 2013 Pro Bowl". National Football League. January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Former Sun Devil Randall McDaniel Elected To Pro Football Hall of Fame - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site". Thesundevils.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Famers » RANDALL MCDANIEL". Profootballhof.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  8. ^ Phoenix Business Journal by Angela Gonzales (2010-11-04). "Sports center opening marks phase 1 of Avondale complex - Phoenix Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  9. ^ "Hall of Fame chat: Randall McDaniel". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11.