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Top 10 College QBs Who Switched Positions
3. Antwaan Randle El
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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‹‹ 4. Josh Cribbs 2. Freddie Solomon ››

The good news is that Antwaan Randle El completed 81.5 percent of his passes as an NFL quarterback. The bad news is that he threw only 27 passes in nine years.

A true all-around athlete, Randle El was taken by the Cubs in the 1997 baseball draft but opted to play quarterback at Indiana, where he also competed in basketball and baseball. Randle El broke the NCAA freshman total-offense record with 467 yards in his first collegiate game and finished the season with 1,745 yards passing and 873 yards rushing. He wound up fifth on the all-time NCAA total-yardage list with 7,469 passing yards and 3,895 rushing yards.

His all-around ability prompted the Steelers to draft him in the second round in 2002 but also led them to turn him into a receiver and returner. That decision paid dividends. In five years with the Steelers and four with the Redskins, Randle El returned 311 punts and 79 kicks and caught 370 passes for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Steelers released him July 28, but he is still the active leader with 2,557 punt-return yards. And don’t sniff at those paltry NFL passing stats. Randle El completed 22 of his 27 passes for a career passer rating of 157.8, the highest ever for a player with at least 20 completions.

Top 10 College QBs Who Switched Positions




‹‹ 4. Josh Cribbs 2. Freddie Solomon ››

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