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Encyclopedia > Antwaan Randle El
Antwaan Randle El
Date of birth August 17, 1979 (age 27)
Place of birth Flag of United States Riverdale, Illinois
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Indiana
NFL Draft 2002 / Round 2 / Pick 62
Statistics
Team(s)
2002–2005
2006-Present
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins

Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. A quarterback in college, he is also occasionally called on to pass on trick plays, most notably in Super Bowl XL in which he threw a pass for a touchdown. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... A trick play, also known as a gadget play, is a play in American football that uses deception and unorthodox strategies to fool the opposing team. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...

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High school

Randle El attended Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois. He starred at football, basketball and baseball. He was a high school teammate of current Minnesota Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris, as well as Charlotte Bobcats center Melvin Ely and former NFL wide receiver Tai Streets. He was selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft in 1997 by the Chicago Cubs (424th overall), but elected to attend Indiana University. Thornton Township High School is a school located in Harvey, Illinois. ... Harvey is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Napoleon Harris (born February 25, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Football player who currently plays linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Harris was traded to Minnesota along with a first round Draft pick for wide receiver Randy Moss. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. They play in the Southeast Division, created because of the teams entry, of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association. ... Melvin Ely (born 2 May 1978 in Harvey, Illinois) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After a college career at the California State University, Fresno, Ely was selected as a senior by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 12th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. ... Tai Streets (born April 20, 1977 in Matteson, Illinois) is an American football free agent wide receiver in the NFL. He was originally selected with the second pick of the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. ... The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is held every year in June by conference call among the 30 Major League clubs. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ...


College career

Randle El was a quarterback at Indiana University, where he was considered one of the premier offensive threats in the Big Ten Conference and received some consideration for the Heisman Trophy (coming in 6th in Heisman voting) during his senior season. Randle El was the first player in Division I history to pass for 40 career touchdowns and score 40 career touchdowns. He was the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2001, and was named the first-team All-American quarterback by the Football Writers Association of America. He finished his college career as the fifth on the all-time NCAA total yardage list, and became the first player in college football history to record 2,500 total yards for four consecutive years. He finished his career with 7,469 passing yards, 3,895 rushing yards, and 86 touchdowns running and passing. He is considered to be the second most statistically productive dual-threat quarterback to ever play college football. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Big Ten redirects here. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Football Writers Association of America is the organization responsible for naming college footballs All-American team, freshman All-America team, Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner, Outland Trophy winner, Grantland Rice Trophy winner, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, weekly defensive player of the week, scholarship program, surveys for better...


NFL career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Randle El was selected in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Subsequently, the Steelers moved him to the receiver position. Together with Hines Ward and Plaxico Burress, he made up part of what was widely regarded as one of the top wide receiver corps in the NFL, although Burress has since left the Steelers for the New York Giants. Additionally, the Steelers made him their top kickoff returner through the 2004-2005 season, and their top punt returner since he joined the team. His quarterback experience allowed the Steelers to use him as a passer in a variety of trick plays, most notably a game-clinching 43-yard fake reverse touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL. He was the third non-quarterback and the first receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl. Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... Hines E. Ward, Jr. ... MARRIED MAN Plaxico Burress (born August 12, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the NFLs New York Giants. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... A trick play, also known as a gadget play, is a play in American football that uses deception and unorthodox strategies to fool the opposing team. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in...


Washington Redskins

On March 12, 2006, Randle El signed a seven-year, $31 million deal to play for the Washington Redskins.[1] In the Redskins' Week 7 matchup in 2006 against the Indianapolis Colts, Randle El returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his first punt return for a touchdown as a Redskin. In the week 17 match-up versus the New York Giants, Randle El threw a 48 yard touchdown to wide receiver Santana Moss. It was his first passing touchdown as a Redskin. City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Santana Moss (born June 1, 1979 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. // College Career Moss played college football at the University of Miami, where he broke the schools record for most receiving yards (with 2...


Miscellaneous

Randle El is descended from a family with connections to the Black Muslims, although Antwaan is a devout Christian. Randle El's younger brother, Marcus Randle El, is a wide receiver and kick returner for the University of Wisconsin. The Moorish Science Temple of America is a religion founded in the early 20th century claiming to be a sect of Islam, but having equal influences in Buddhism, Christianity, Freemasonry, Gnosticism and Taoism. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


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Antwaan Randle El - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (599 words)
Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
Randle El was the first player in Division I history to pass for 40 career touchdowns and score 40 career touchdowns.
Randle El's younger brother, Marcus Randle El, is a wide receiver and kick returner for the University of Wisconsin.
Steelers Notebook: Randle El grasps another position (635 words)
Antwaan Randle El, who has lined up at receiver, quarterback and running back in the Steelers' offense, has added another position to his resume -- holder.
Randle El, a second-round draft pick in 2002, took snaps and held for kicker Jonathan Ruffin yesterday in the team's only practice at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
But Randle El, who was never a holder in college when he played quarterback, would present an element of surprise for opposing defenses because of his speed and running ability.
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