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John Randle

Signs With Seattle

In 2001, Randle was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. The team's coach and general manager, Mike Holmgren, had previously been the coach of the Green Bay Packers, a team Randle excelled against. Randle signed a five-year deal worth $25 million, including a $5 million signing bonus.

Randle immediately proved his worth, with a great 2001 season. He had 11 sacks, and went to the Pro Bowl. He began the 2002 season on the injured list recovering from knee surgery—his first major injury—but played well during the rest of the season. The injury brought his consecutive game streak to an end at 140. Randle led the Seahawks with seven sacks in 12 games.

Randle's stretch of eight consecutive seasons where he recorded ten or more sacks was the second most in NFL history after Reggie White. Coach Holmgren told Chuck Carlson of the Capital Times, "He's got a lot of energy. He's the type of player you want on your team because his motor is so great, his heart is so great and he goes 150 percent all the time. Everybody wants guys like that."


1967 Born December 12, in Hearne, Texas
1989 Daughter Brittany born on October 10; married wife Rosie
1990 Graduates from Texas A&I earns Little All-America honors; signs with the Minnesota Vikings
1992 Begins a consecutive game starter streak on November 29
1996 Divorces wife Rosie
1997-98 Leads NFL in sacks with 15.5
1998 Signs largest deal ever for a defensive lineman with Vikings
2001 Released by Vikings; signs with the Seattle Seahawks; marries Candace on February 14

Awards and Accomplishments

1990 Earns Little All-America honors
1993-98, 2001 Plays in Pro Bowl
2000 Chosen as starting tackle on the NFL Team of the Decade by the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Selection Committee

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