Randle with the New York Giants in 2012
|Born:||May 7, 1991|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Bastrop (LA)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Rueben Jacob Randle (born May 7, 1991) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
High school career
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. That year, Randle connected on 166 of 274 passes (60.6 completion percentage) for 2,442 yards and 20 touchdowns, while also rushing for a team-high 680 yards and 12 more scores.
His sophomore year, when Bastrop won the state championship, Randle had 14 catches for 433 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, Randle had 55 receptions for 1,058 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning him a Class 4A All-Louisiana designation. Randle earned All-American honors by Parade, USA Today, and SuperPrep, and was a participant in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
As one of the top-rated prospects in the nation, Randle was a consensus five-star prospect by all major recruiting services. Randle was considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, as well as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect and 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 University via letter of intent. He also considered Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Miami.
|“||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.|
In three seasons at LSU, Randle caught 97 passes for 1,634 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a junior, he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection by SEC coaches, and earned second-team honors from the Associated Press. Following LSU's loss in the 2011 National Championship game vs. Alabama, Randle announced his intention to enter the upcoming NFL draft.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|4.43 s||1.52 s||2.57 s||4.36 s||6.99 s||31 in
|10 ft 1 in
|All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day|
New York Giants
He totaled 188 receptions for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in his four-year tenure with the Giants.
On January 10, 2017, Randle signed a reserve/future contract with the Chicago Bears. On August 13, 2017, Randle was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He was released on September 12, 2017.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Mitcham, Marq (January 8, 2009), "Randle named first-team All-American", Bastrop Daily Enterprise, archived from the original on August 14, 2009
- 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
- Munsterteiger, Adam (December 28, 2008), "Randle enjoys new No. 1 status", Rivals.com
- "Alabama places 11 on 2011 Coaches All-SEC Football Team".
- "AP Names 2011 All-SEC Football Team". SECSports.com. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
- *Rueben Randle | Louisiana State, WR : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
- Harris, Christopher (April 28, 2012). "Harris on NFL draft: Rueben Randle among top Day 2 picks". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
- Castillo, Jorge (May 11, 2012). "Giants sign second-round choice Rueben Randle; only one draft pick remains unsigned". NJ.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
- Wesseling, Chris (March 23, 2016). "Eagles signing former Giants WR Rueben Randle". NFL.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (August 28, 2016). "Eagles release Rueben Randle, Chris Givens". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- Bergman, Jeremy (January 10, 2017). "Bears sign Rueben Randle to reserve/futures contract". NFL.com.
- Mayer, Larry (August 13, 2017). "Bears claim Aguayo off waivers from Bucs". ChicagoBears.com.
- Mayer, Larry (September 12, 2017). "Freeman joins White on injured reserve". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
- "Bombers add receivers Thompkins and Randle, DB Priester - Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- "Blue Bomber Transactions - Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. June 9, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.