|Date of birth:||January 6, 1936|
|Place of birth:||Cohasset, Virginia|
|NFL Draft:||1958 / Round: 19 / Pick: 218|
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls:||4 (1960, 1961, 1962, 1965)|
|Honors:||AP, UPI, and Sporting News 1st Team All-Pro (1960)
UPI 2nd Team All-Pro (1962)
|Playing stats at|
After playing college football at the University of Virginia, Randle became a wide receiver in the NFL (1959–1968) for the Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals before completing his career with the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Randle had 65 touchdown catches in 120 games during his career, currently placing him 12th on the NFL's all-time TD-per-game list (minimum 60 TDs). His 65 TD catches were also the most in the NFL during the 1960s (Don Maynard caught 84 and Lance Alworth caught 77, but in the AFL).
On November 4, 1962, Randle had one of the biggest games statistically by a wide receiver in NFL history as he caught 16 passes for 256 yards in a game against the New York Giants. Randle finished the 1962 season with 63 receptions for 1,158 yards and 8 touchdown catches and was named second-team All-Pro by UPI.
Randle once again passed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 1963, finishing with 1,014 yards on 51 catches, 8 of which went for touchdowns.
After his retirement in 1968, Randle became an assistant coach at East Carolina where, after one season, he became the Pirates' head coach, a job he held from 1971 through 1973. He then spent two years as head coach at his alma mater, the University of Virginia (1974–1975), two seasons at Massanutten Military Academy (1976–1977), and five seasons at Marshall (1979–1983).
Since the mid-1980s, Randle has been active in sports broadcasting, participating in radio broadcasts of college football games as a color commentator in St. Louis, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 1991 he became president of S-R Sports, a syndicated talk radio network based in Virginia.
Head coaching recordEdit
|East Carolina Pirates (Southern Conference) (1971–1973)|
|Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1974–1975)|
|Marshall Thundering Herd (Southern Conference) (1979–1983)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|