John Randle to be Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame

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December 28, 2010

By Bill Boehlke


Congratulations to former Seahawks defensive tackle John Randle, who will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010 this coming February.

A native of Hearne, Texas, John played defensive tackle at Texas A&I and was a two-time Lone Star Conference Lineman of the Year, and he was named to the 1988 All-American team. John entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

His NFL career spanned 14 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (1990-2000) and Seahawks (2001-03). He led the league in sacks in 1997 with 15.5, was an All-Pro seven times, and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 1990s. His 137.5 career sacks are the most in NFL history by a defensive tackle. John was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, 2010, and he currently lives in Medina, Minnesota with his wife and children.


The Texas Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Monday, February 7, 2011, at Baylor’s Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. Joining John in the 2010 class are: Charley Johnson (15 year NFL QB with St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers and Denver Broncos); Donna Lopiano (UT women’s athletic director); Clint Murchison (deceased-initial owner of the Dallas Cowboys); Drew Pearson (Dallas Cowboys WR); Jim Sundberg (Texas Rangers catcher); Emmitt Thomas (Kansas City Chiefs CB); Willie Wells (deceased-Negro League shortstop in the 20s, 30s & 40s); Laura Wilkinson (platform diving champion).