Chosen West Virginia High School Football Player of the Year as a senior...Earned All-State honors at DuPont (Rand, WV) High...Twice selected the state's Basketball Player of the Year...Lettered 3 times in basketball and football and lettered in both baseball and track...Business major at Marshall...Works with the Twin Cities community through a program at St. Joseph's Children's Home called Randy's Purple Pioneers. ..Childhood friend and teammate of Sacramento Kings star guard Jason Williams...Has a daughter named Sydney and a son named Thaddeus.
Has earned back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances in his first two seasons.. .Named 2000 Pro Bowl MVP after setting records for catches (9) and receiving yards (212) in the game along with scoring the final touchdown of the day in a 51-31 win by the NFC...Set new Viking single-season record for receiving yards in 1999 with 1,413, breaking the mark of 1,371 set by Cris Carter in 1995...Set new team record for 100-yard receiving games in a season with 7 in 1999...Combined with Cris Carter for a team-record 2,654 receiving yards on the 1999 season, the 4th-highest total by a tandem in NFL history...Led the NFC in receiving yards in 1999 with 1,413, the first Vikings receiver to lead the NFC since Ahmad Rashad in 1979...
Selected to the Pro Bowl for the 2nd straight season where he went on to be named MVP of the game...Named to the USA Today All-Pro team... Chosen for the 1999 All-Madden Team...Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for performance at Chicago (11/14), when he had 12 catches for 204 yards, including a 44-yarder. His 204 yards were the 2nd-most in team history behind Sammy White's 210 vs. Detroit (11/1/76)...Broke Cris Carter's team record for receiving yards in a season with 1,413... Set a new Viking record for 100-yard receiving games in a season with 7. He had 100-yard days vs. Detroit (1/2/00), vs. Green Bay (12/20), vs. San Diego (11/28), at Chicago (11/14), vs. San Francisco (10/24), vs. Chicago (10/10) and vs. Tampa Bay (10/3)...His 188-yard receiving day at St. Louis (1/16/00) ranks as 2nd in team postseason history, while his 127-yard performance vs. Dallas (1/9/00) in Wild Card playoff game is the 4th-best performance in team postseason history...Joined Robert Smith vs. Dallas (1/9/00) in Wild Card playoff game as only the 2nd Vikings tandem to have a 100-yard receiving and rushing day in team postseason history...Has caught 5 postseason touchdowns in only 4 career playoff games, tieing him for 2nd in team history...Caught a 58-yard scoring pass from Jeff George at St. Louis (1/16/00) in Divisional Playoff, the 3rd-longest pass play in team playoff history.. .Led or tied for team lead in receptions in 6 games on the season... Led team in receiving yards in 7 games on the season...Returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown at Kansas City (12/12), the 7th punt returned for a touchdown in team history and the 1st since David Palmer's vs. the NY Giants (9/29/96)...
Named Offensive Rookie of the Year by Associated Press, College & Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest.Named Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Football News and Pro Football Weekly.Named the Professional Football Writers of America. s NFC Rookie of the Year.Named All-Rookie by Pro Football Weekly, College & Pro Football Weekly, Football News and Football Digest.Named All-Pro by Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, College & Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News, Football Digest and USA Today.Selected to Pro Football Weekly. s All-NFC and All-NFL teams.Named to the All-Madden Team.Earned the NFL Alumni Best at Each Position award for wide receivers.Honored as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for back-to-back performances vs. Green Bay (11/22) and at Dallas (11/26). Earned Player of the Week accolades vs. Green Bay (11/22) with eight catches for 153 yards and a touchdown against the Packers. He followed that up four days later on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas (11/26) with three catches, all touchdowns of 51, 56 and 56 yards each. Set a team record as the first Viking to catch three touchdowns in back-to-back games. Drafted in the first round by the Vikings (21st overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
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