John Randle

John Randle ( born December 12, 1967 in Hearne, Texas ) is an American former American football player. He played as a defensive tackle in the National Football League ( NFL).


Randle grew up in modest circumstances and was therefore forced to work alongside his school and college education in his spare time. First, he attended Trinity Valley Community College before joining the Texas A & M University. 1987 to 1990 he was able to win three times with his team's total of the Conference title. Randle graduated with a degree in sociology. The NFL scouts were, however, not become aware of him. In 1990 he went therefore in a training camp of the Minnesota Vikings, where he received a contract. Sufficient time but use it only obtained in 1991. Quickly became apparent that Randle was because of its speed and its maneuverability for the opposing offensive players on the way to the quarterback hard to stop. Already in his second year he was with 9.5 Sacks very successful and he was able to increase this spending continues to 1994 to 14.5 sack in the regular season.

In 2000, Randle joined the Seattle Seahawks and finished his career there in 2003. Randle had scored in 219 games during the regular season 137.5 Sacks, it is thus the fifth most all-time best list in the NFL.


Randle played in seven Pro Bowls, he is a member of the National Football League 1990s All- Decade Team in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Off the field

Randles brother Irvin Randle played linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. 1997 Randle was selected by the magazine " The Sports Illustraded " one of the dirtiest players in the league.