Rueben Randle

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Rueben Randle
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Randle with the New York Giants in 2012
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-07) May 7, 1991 (age 28)
Bastrop, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Bastrop (LA)
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:188
Receiving yards:2,644
Receiving touchdowns:20
Player stats at NFL.com

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[edit]

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.[1]

His sophomore year, when Bastrop won the state championship, Randle had 14 catches for 433 yards and seven touchdowns.[2] 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.

In addition to football, Randle also participated in basketball, baseball and track at Bastrop.

College recruiting[edit]

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,[3] as well as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect and the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation.[4] 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.[5]

College career[edit]

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,[7] and earned second-team honors from the Associated Press.[8] Following LSU's loss in the 2011 National Championship game vs. Alabama, Randle announced his intention to enter the upcoming NFL draft.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
210 lb
(95 kg)
4.43 s 1.52 s 2.57 s 4.36 s 6.99 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day[9]

New York Giants[edit]

On April 27, 2012, Randle was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[10] On May 11, Randle signed his rookie contract with the Giants.[11]

He totaled 188 receptions for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in his four-year tenure with the Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 23, 2016, Randle signed a one-year contract worth roughly $3 million with the Philadelphia Eagles.[12] He was released on August 28.[13]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On January 10, 2017, Randle signed a reserve/future contract with the Chicago Bears.[14] On August 13, 2017, Randle was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.[15] He was released on September 12, 2017.[16]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

On May 22, 2018 the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced they had signed Randle to a contract.[17] He was released on June 9.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham, Marq (January 8, 2009), "Randle named first-team All-American", Bastrop Daily Enterprise, archived from the original on August 14, 2009
  2. ^ Varney, James (August 9, 2009), "Heralded LSU freshmen should get an opportunity, Coach Les Miles says, with video and photo gallery", The Times-Picayune
  3. ^ Rivals.com wide receivers 2009, January 20, 2009
  4. ^ Rivals.com Rivals100 2009, January 28, 2009
  5. ^ Evans, Thayer (January 2, 2009), "Rueben Randle, Prospect at Receiver, Has Open Future", New York Times
  6. ^ Munsterteiger, Adam (December 28, 2008), "Randle enjoys new No. 1 status", Rivals.com
  7. ^ "Alabama places 11 on 2011 Coaches All-SEC Football Team".
  8. ^ "AP Names 2011 All-SEC Football Team". SECSports.com. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  9. ^ *Rueben Randle | Louisiana State, WR : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
  10. ^ Harris, Christopher (April 28, 2012). "Harris on NFL draft: Rueben Randle among top Day 2 picks". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Castillo, Jorge (May 11, 2012). "Giants sign second-round choice Rueben Randle; only one draft pick remains unsigned". NJ.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  12. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 23, 2016). "Eagles signing former Giants WR Rueben Randle". NFL.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  13. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (August 28, 2016). "Eagles release Rueben Randle, Chris Givens". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (January 10, 2017). "Bears sign Rueben Randle to reserve/futures contract". NFL.com.
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 13, 2017). "Bears claim Aguayo off waivers from Bucs". ChicagoBears.com.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Bombers add receivers Thompkins and Randle, DB Priester - Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. May 22, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Blue Bomber Transactions - Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. June 9, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.

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