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CargoJon
12-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Go figure...never exactly put ARE up in the class of Eddie George, Drew Brees, and others whose names grace this list....

http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121310aaa.html

LukesDad88
12-13-2010, 06:28 PM
From the link:

A native of Riverdale, Ill., Antwaan Randle El was a quarterback at Indiana and played in the NFL. As a Hoosier, Randle El was the first player in NCAA Division I history to pass for 40 touchdowns and rush for 40 touchdowns in a career. Additionally, he was the first player in college football history to record 2,500 total yards in four consecutive years. In his senior year, the first-team All-American was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. As his career ended at Indiana, Randle El was fifth on the all-time NCAA total yardage list. In 2002, he was drafted in the second round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being moved to wide receiver, he helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XL where he became the third non-quarterback and the first receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl.

stb_steeler
12-13-2010, 06:41 PM
The boy can throw a good ball, i'll give him that!

lionslicer
12-13-2010, 06:47 PM
He did have a great college career despite his average success in the NFL

MDSteel15
12-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Man he was a one man show at Indiana! :thumbsup:

WeegiesWarriors
12-13-2010, 07:37 PM
Yeah, I loved watching Indiana just to watch him run the option.

AndyWitmyer
12-13-2010, 08:50 PM
I think the honor is well deserved. His overall career statistics speak of a man who is more talented than his time in the NFL would have you believe. It makes me wonder where he would be had he started at QB. It also makes me wish our OC would make better use of El's unique skill set - I can't help but to feel as though his talents are going to waste (ie sending him out to make a fair catch at the 10 yard line, or having him catch here and there on painfully standard pass plays). Oh well... I suppose that's The Arians Way!

wootawnee
12-14-2010, 06:44 AM
He did have a great college career despite his average success in the NFL

I would say getting several key 3rd down conversions in the afc champ game, and tossing a beautiful td in the sb would count for above average...........

MDSteel15
12-14-2010, 12:00 PM
I think he should have gotten more votes for the Heisman!

BlackAndGold4Ever
12-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Congrats El. Thats impressive company!

joeyssteelcurtain
12-14-2010, 04:31 PM
good for him