Randle in 2012
|No. 82 New York Giants|
|Position:||Wide receiver / Return specialist|
|Date of birth:||May 7, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Bastrop, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Bastrop (LA)|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Rueben Jacob Randle (born May 7, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Randle attended Louisiana State University and left after his junior year to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Randle was considered to be one of the best wide receiver prospects of his class.
High school career
|“||Randle is an athlete that is a cross between A. J. Green and Julio Jones. He should have a similar impact at the next level.||”|
—Daniel Montoya, a national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.
Randle attended Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Louisiana, where he played both wide receiver and quarterback in his senior year due to the graduation of quarterback Randall Mackey. Randle connected on 166 of 274 passes (60.6 completion percentage) for 2,442 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for a team-high 680 yards and 12 scores.
As a junior, Randle had 55 receptions for 1,058 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning him a Class 4A All-Louisiana designation. His sophomore year, when Bastrop won the state championship, Randle had 14 catches for 433 yards and seven touchdowns.
Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Randle was ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect, as well as the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation. Randle had numerous scholarship offers, but on February 4, 2009 (National Signing Day), he committed to Louisiana State via letter of intent. He also considered Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Miami.
2012 NFL Draft
Following Louisiana State University's loss in the 2011 National Championship game vs. Alabama, Randle announced his intention to enter the upcoming NFL draft. On April 27, 2012, Randle was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
|“||"Randle is going to have a great opportunity. He's blessed with talent, and he goes to a great organization."
-Mike Mayock, former NFL safety and current NFL Network analyst
New York Giants
Randle was signed in early May 2012 by the New York Giants.
Rueben Randle has totaled 131 receptions for 1847 yards and 12 touchdowns with a 14.1 average in his first three years with the Giants.
- NFL Draft - 2013 WR Draft Prospects, CBSSports.com
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- Mitcham, Marq (January 8, 2009), "Randle named first-team All-American", Bastrop Daily Enterprise
- Varney, James (August 9, 2009), "Heralded LSU freshmen should get an opportunity, Coach Les Miles says, with video and photo gallery", The Times-Picayune
- Rivals.com wide receivers 2009, January 20, 2009
- Rivals.com Rivals100 2009, January 28, 2009
- Evans, Thayer (January 2, 2009), "Rueben Randle, Prospect at Receiver, Has Open Future", New York Times
- Castillo, Jorge (May 11, 2012), Giants sign second-round choice Rueben Randle; only one draft pick remains unsigned