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Bryan Randall (born August 16, 1983) is a professional American football quarterback who is a free agent. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Bryan Randall
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1983-08-16) August 16, 1983 (age 36)
Charleston, West Virginia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Williamsburg (VA) Bruton
College:Virginia Tech
Undrafted:2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Records

  • Big East single game passing (504 yards)
  • Virginia Tech career passing (6,508)
  • Virginia Tech career total offense (8,034 yards)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Completions:15
Attempts:42
Yards:157
Touchdowns:0
Interceptions:5
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:204 / 327
Passing yards:2,527
TDINT:49–9
QB rating:112.26
Rushing TD:3
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Randall has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as well as several indoor football teams.

Early yearsEdit

Randall attended Bruton High School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he established new school records for passing yards (6,508) and total offense (8,034 yards). On the final passing attempt of his college career, he broke the school record for touchdown passes (47).[1] He also played on the 2000 AA State Championship basketball team captained by Hughes McLean, Brandon Randall and Albot.

College careerEdit

For the 2001 season, Randall served as backup quarterback to starter Grant Noel, seeing limited game action.

In 2002, Randall came into the game against Louisiana State in relief of Noel, who was being hampered by an injury sustained during spring practice. Randall started the remaining 12 games that season. In a shocking 50-42 overtime loss to Syracuse, Randall passed for 504 yards - a Big East Conference record - and five touchdowns.

In 2003, Randall played both basketball and football for Virginia Tech. While playing basketball Randall split the quarterback duties with highly touted redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Vick. Randall started all thirteen games for Virginia Tech, completing 150 of 245 passes for 1,996 yards and 15 touchdowns with eight interceptions,[2] Vick played in every game.

Following the 2003 season, Marcus Vick ran afoul of the law and was suspended for the 2004 season.[3] Randall, the undisputed senior starter, culminated his college career in 2004, throwing for 2,264 yards and rushing for 511 yards.[4] He led the team to its first ACC Championship and a berth in the 2005 Sugar Bowl, narrowly losing to Auburn. His accomplishments at Virginia Tech earned him a spot in the university's sports hall of fame.

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2001 Virginia Tech 12 34 35.3 114 3.4 0 1 57.6 20 104 5.2 0
2002 Virginia Tech 158 248 63.7 2,134 8.6 12 11 143.1 171 507 3.0 3
2003 Virginia Tech 150 245 61.2 1,996 8.1 15 10 141.7 82 404 4.9 5
2004 Virginia Tech 170 306 55.6 2,264 7.4 21 9 134.5 136 511 3.8 3
Career 490 833 58.8 6,508 7.8 48 31 136.0 409 1,526 3.7 11

Source:[5]

Professional careerEdit

Randall was rated the 17th best quarterback in the 2005 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
4.76 s 1.71 s 2.79 s 4.08 s 6.97 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
19 [7]
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Despite his success in 2004, Randall went undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. As an undrafted free agent, Randall was signed to play Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2005, where another former Hokie, Michael Vick, played. Cut on September 5 to meet the NFL roster size limit, he was re-signed the following day to the Falcon's practice squad.[4]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Randall was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on October 2, 2006[8] where he spent the 2006 season.

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On February 9, 2007, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers had signed Randall. He was assured a chance to play quarterback, something the Falcons nor Buccaneers would do. After the last preseason game with the Steelers, he was cut.[9]

AAFLEdit

On January 26, 2008, Randall was selected round 1, pick 2 of the inaugural draft by Team Tennessee.[10] However, he was released from his contract when the AAFL postponed its debut season.

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

On May 20, 2008, Randall signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was the team's third quarterback behind starter Kevin Glenn and backup Ryan Dinwiddie. In the team's 2009 training camp he competed for the second-string quarterback behind starter Stefan LeFors, with Richie Williams.[11] He was released on September 23, 2009.

Richmond RevolutionEdit

On February 11, 2010, the Richmond Revolution announced they had signed Randall for their inaugural 2010 season. Randall led the Revolution to a league best 13-1 record, and home field throughout the playoffs. Randall threw for 58 touchdowns, running for an additional 12, and throwing for over 2,000 yards in his rookie season in the IFL. On June 23, 2010, Randall was announced as the winner of the 2010 IFL Most Valuable Player award.[12] Despite an MVP performance in the Revolution's inaugural season, Randall was released, along with virtually the entire roster, on December 13, 2010.

Richmond RaidersEdit

Although there was speculation that Randall could sign with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League, Randall spent the spring of 2011 playing indoor football again.[13] He signed with the Richmond Raiders of the Southern Indoor Football League,[14] but suffered a season-ending injury on March 19, 2011 in a game against the Trenton Steel. He is no longer listed on their roster.

Allen WranglersEdit

Randall announced via Twitter that he would be spending the 2012 IFL season in Allen, Texas with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens. Randall beat out Casey Printers, a former CFL starter, for the starting quarterback position.

Lehigh Valley SteelhawksEdit

He was traded to the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks on March 6, 2012.[15]

Pittsburgh PowerEdit

He was assigned by the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL) on April 18, 2012.

Laredo RattlesnakesEdit

Randall played for the Laredo Rattlesnakes in the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) in Laredo, Texas. Randall lead the Rattlesnakes to a 7-5 record and a berth in the LSFL Championship Game, where they were defeated 70-69 by the Amarillo Venom.[16] Randall was named the league's MVP after leading the league in passing yards.[17]

Philadelphia SoulEdit

Randall was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL on November 25, 2013.[18] He was the backup to Dan Raudabaugh from 2014 to 2015.

Duke City GladiatorsEdit

In 2016, Randall signed with the Duke City Gladiators.

Qingdao ClipperEdit

Randall was selected by the Qingdao Clipper of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in the first round of the 2016 CAFL Draft.[19] He was the starting quarterback for the Clipper during the 2016 season and helped the team earn a berth in the first China Bowl, where the Clipper lost to the Beijing Lions by a score of 35–34. He completed 94 of 165 passes for 1,288 yards, 25 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 2016.[20] He was named an All-Pro North Division All-Star as an athlete.[21] He was listed on the Clipper's roster for the 2018 season.[22]

Richmond RoughridersEdit

On March 27, 2018, it was announced that Randall had joined the Richmond Roughriders.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bill Tracking - 2005 session > Legislation
  2. ^ "Bryan Randall". NCAA.
  3. ^ "University Statement On Marcus Vick". hokiesports.com. August 3, 2004. Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved July 7, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Atlanta Falcons | Media Lounge | We're Sorry Archived April 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Bryan Randall". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Bryan Randall". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Historical NFL Wonderlic Scores". wonderlictestsample.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Bucs Sign QB Randall to Practice Squad | Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Pewter Report
  9. ^ Steelers sign quarterback Bryan Randall - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Goricki, David (January 26, 2008). "Team Michigan stocks roster in inaugural draft". The Detroit News. Retrieved January 26, 2008.
  11. ^ http://www.bluebombers.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1044
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 6, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ http://www.virginiadestroyers.com/Virginia_Destroyers_Fan_Club/Bryan_Randall.html[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Spotlight on: Bryan Randall: QB - VA Tech". Richmond Raiders. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  15. ^ "Steelhawks trade for 2010 IFL MVP quarterback". The Morning Call. March 7, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  16. ^ Jason Mack (November 26, 2013). "Rattlesnakes MVP QB Randall signs with Soul". www.lmtonline.com. Laredo Morning Times. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  17. ^ "Rattlesnakes QB Lands in AFL". www.pro8news.com. KGNS-TV. November 26, 2013. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  18. ^ "Soul add former Vick teammate Bryan Randall". www.csnphilly.com. Comcast Sportsnet Philly L.P. December 2, 2013. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  19. ^ "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  20. ^ Moninghoff, Mick (November 6, 2016). "Series Final: One for the Record Books". caflfootball.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  21. ^ "The CAFL has announced their 2016 All-Pro North division All-Stars". caflfootball.com. November 4, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  22. ^ "Qingdao Clippers 2017 Roaster". caflfootball.com. August 14, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  23. ^ "Breaking News". Richmond Roughriders. Archived from the original on March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.

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