Joseph Randle

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Joseph Randle
No. -- Free agent
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-29) December 29, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Wichita (KS) Southeast[J.F. Kimball High School]
College: Oklahoma State
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2015
Rushing yards: 822
Rushing average: 4.5
Rushing TDs: 9
Stats at
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Joseph Randle (born December 29, 1991) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Early years[edit]

Randle attended Wichita Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas, where he played football and ran track. In high school football, he was first-team all-state on defense and second-team all-state on offense, and was an All-league defensive back. His senior season stats included 1,200 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns. He was an all-metro and all-league performer as a junior. He rushed for more than 3,600 yards in his career.

Also a standout track & field athlete, Randle participated in the sprinting events and was a state qualifier in the long jump and triple jump. At the 2009 Jock's Nitch/PSU Gorilla Relays, he ran the 400-meter dash in a PR 57.02 seconds on his way to an 11th-place finish.[1] He recorded a career-best leap of 6.65 meters in the long jump at the 2010 North East Track Classic, where he took silver. He also earned a second-place finish in the triple jump at the 2010 KSHSAA 6A Regional, with a leap of 13.55 meters.[2]

Considered a four-star recruit by, Randle was rated as the 25th best running back in the nation.[3] He accepted a scholarship to Oklahoma State.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2010, Randle rushed for 452 yards on 82 carries with 2 touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2011, he was a second team All-Big 12 selection after rushing for 1,216 yards on 208 carries and 24 touchdowns.[4] The 24 touchdowns were second most in school history, behind Barry Sanders who had 37 in 1989.[5] In 2012, he was the Big-12 Conference's leading rusher with 1,417 yards, and scored 14 touchdowns and earned first team all conference honours.

Career Statistics

Year G Rushing Receiving Kick Returns
Att Gain Avg TD Long Avg/G Rec Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G No. Yards Avg TD Long
2010 13 82 452 5.5 2 39 34.8 37 427 11.5 1 38 7.5 11 282 25.6 0 40
2011 13 208 1,216 5.8 24 62 93.5 43 266 6.2 2 63 19.1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 13 274 1,417 5.2 14 69 109.0 28 224 8.0 0 21 12.8 0 0 0.0 0 0
Total* 39 564 3,085 5.5 40 69 79.1 108 917 8.5 3 63 13.3 11 282 25.6 0 40

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine / Pro Day[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in 210 lb 4.52 s 1.57 s 2.67 s 4.23 s 7.01 s 35 in 10 ft 3 in 32
Values from NFL Combine and Pro Day#Pro Day.[6]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Randle was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] He served as the backup running back for Pro Bowler DeMarco Murray and had a chance to start two games when Murray was injured. He finished the year with 164 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

The next year he was named the backup to Murray over Lance Dunbar. He finished the 2014 season with 51 carries, 343 yards and 3 touchdowns. His 6.7-yard rushing average would have ranked first in the league among running backs and second to the 7.1-yard average posted by quarterback Russell Wilson, but his 51 rushing attempts were not enough to qualify.

In 2015, he was named the starter after Murray left on free agency. He started the first 6 games, until suffering a strained oblique and being substituted against the New York Giants by Darren McFadden, who ran for 152 yards on 29 carries. On October 28, he was demoted to a reserve role and left the team's facility after learning the news and also being faced with a possible suspension by the league.[8] On November 3, he was waived with the Cowboys mentioning the reason was to deal with an unspecified personal issue. On November 10, he was officially suspended 4 games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.[9]

Personal life[edit]

On October 13, 2014, Randle was arrested at Dillard's department store in Frisco, Texas for a Class B Theft which is valued between $50-$500. He was arrested, brought in and released on bond. The items he was accused of stealing were men's underwear and cologne.[10] In July of 2015, it was announced that Randle was put on 180 days of deferred adjudication probation, and that the theft charge could be set aside if he completes successful probation.[11]

On February 4, 2015, according to police in Wichita, Kansas, Randle was arrested but not booked into jail for unlawful possession of marijuana at 2:53 a.m. According to Wichita police, officers showed up at a hotel after receiving a call for domestic violence with a weapon. They found Randle and a 22-year-old woman at the hotel and observed marijuana in the room, which was rented to Randle. He was issued a notice to appear in front of a judge. He was not booked and a mug shot was not taken. In April of 2015, the Wichita city attorney's office announced that Randle would not face any charges, due to a lack of evidence.[12]

On November 24, 2015, Randle was arrested at the Mulvane Kansas Star Casino. Allegedly, he was drunk and was asked to leave. While being escorted out, he spit on the floor and assaulted the casino security guards. His bond was set at $25,000


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