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

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December 28, 2010

By Bill Boehlke

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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.

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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).

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