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Antwaan Randle El

Antwaan Randle El
Randle El with the Steelers in 2005.
NameAntwaan Randle El
CaptionRandle El with the Steelers in 2005.
CurrentteamFree Agent
PositionWide receiver / Punt returner
Birth DateAugust 17, 1979(age 37)
Birth PlaceRiverdale, Illinois
DebutteamPittsburgh Steelers
Pastteams * Pittsburgh Steelers (2002 2005) * Washington Redskins (2006 2009) * Pittsburgh Steelers (2010)
Highlights * 1× All-Pro Selection (2005) * Super Bowl champion (XL) :* Only wide receiver in history to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XL) * Highest career passer rating of all players with a minimum of 20 attempts (157.5)
Statlabel2Receiving yards
Statlabel3Total Return Yards
Statlabel4Total Touchdowns

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Antwaan Randle El (-enˈæntwɑːn ˌrændəlˈɛlpron; born August 17, 1979) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He attended Indiana University, after turning down a Major League Baseball draft selection by the Chicago Cubs in 1997. At Indiana, he primarily played college football for the Indiana Hoosiers, as well as basketball and baseball.

Following four years at Indiana, Randle El was drafted in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Playing with the Steelers for four seasons, he was active in all 64 regular season games with 23 starts, finding success as a wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner. He was also instrumental in a number of trick plays, including throwing a touchdown pass as a wide receiver for the Steelers in Super Bowl XL, the only wide receiver in history to do so. After the 2005 NFL season, Randle El was signed as a free agent to the Washington Redskins. As a receiver for the Redskins, he scored ten touchdowns, catching eight and throwing two. In 2007, Randle El was sidelined for a game against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury, to date being his only inactive game.

Randle El was released by the Redskins in March 2010, re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly after. In January 2010, Randle El was named in the Bleacher Report's Pittsburgh Steelers All-Decade team for defense and special teams, as a punt returner. He was also named fifth in USA Todays All-Decade kick returners. Randle El has a career passer rating of 157.8, the highest of any player with more than twenty completed passes.

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