Vikings great John Randle named to NFL 100 All-Time Team
The NFL is celebrating its 100th season which prompted NFL Network to create an all-team team comprised of 100 players. While deciding on defensive tackles, John Randle of the Minnesota Vikings was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
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Randle began his career with the Vikings when Minnesota chose to sign him as an undrafted rookie in 1990. Many teams avoided drafting him due to his lack of size and believed he was out of shape.
During his time with the Vikings, Randle quickly became a dominant force on the defensive line. The dominant interior defender spent 11 seasons in Minnesota, tallying 114 sacks, 489 tackles, and 25 forced fumbles.
Furthermore, from 1992-1999, Randle had eight straight seasons of totaling 10 or more sacks. Over his entire career, Randle was known as a very fiery player who was unstoppable when he was at his best.
After leaving Minnesota, Randle spent his final three years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. Even in his final three seasons, Randle was able to combine for 23.5 sacks and 66 tackles as a defensive tackle.
Throughout his career, Randle contributed 137.5 sacks (tied for 10th most in NFL history). A few players who are ahead of Randle include Bruce Smith, Reggie White, and others.
Back in 2010, Randle joined plenty of other transcendent players in the Hall 0f Fame in 2010. There haven’t been many defensive tackles who have had the skill set of Randle in the NFL.
Besides the numbers, Randle made seven Pro-Bowl appearances and was named an All-Pro six times. His tenacity coupled with his impressive numbers is why Randle remains one of the best defensive tackles in NFL history.