Thursday, July 17, 2008

John Randle Enters College Football Hall Of Fame Saturday Night

Randle becomes sixth Javelina to receive honor


A sixth Javelina will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Saturday when John Randle (Hearne) joins the elite group in South Bend, Ind.

Randle was an All-American defensive lineman for the Javelinas in 1988 and 1989 and then went on to an All-Pro career in the National Football League.

He will ride in an enshrinement parade at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, will take part in a FanFest at 9 a.m., will participate in a flag football game with the other Hall of Famers at 10:30 a.m., will serve as an instructor at a youth football clinic at 11:30 a.m., will be involved in an autograph session at 12:45 p.m. and will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. in the Palais Royale Ballroom.

He becomes the second Javelina from the 1988 and 1989 teams to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Running back Johnny Bailey was inducted in 2000. Other Javelinas in the Hall are athletic director/head football coach/ athlete Gil Steinke (1996), quarterback Richard Ritchie (1998), wideout Dwayne Nix (2003) and defensive back Darrell Green (2004).

The first divisional inductees were enshrined in 1996. Prior to that, only athletes and coaches at NCAA Division I-A schools were eligible for selection.

For the rest of the story go to Javelina Athletics.

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