Veteran wide receiver Antwaan Randal El decides to retire as his brother said in an email. He was a quarterback at Indiana University before being drafted in the second round by Pittsburgh and moving to wide receiver. In his nine years he has racked up 370 receptions for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. He averaged 22.3 yards on 79 kick returns with a touchdown and 8.2 yards on 311 punt returns with 5 touchdowns.
Pittsburgh did utilize his passing skills from time to time. Randle El in his career threw 16-18 for 170 yards and 4 of his 6 touchdowns came with the Steelers. In the playoffs he completed one of three passes with a 43 yard touchdow strike to Hines Ward in the Steelers Super Bowl XL win over the Seattle Seahawks. He became the only WR to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl when that happened.
After that Super Bowl Randle El signed a $31 million contract for 7 years with the Washington Redskins. Randle-El started 48 of 63 games catching 186 passes for 2,202 yards and 8 of his career 15 touchdowns.
The Redskins released him in 2010, and he returned to the Steelers one more time. After last year’s lockout the team terminated his contract.
On November 4, 2011 he worked out with the Detroit Lions, but did not get signed has been out of football since.
The pass that “ARE” will forever be known for, at least I like to think so is his famous touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL vs the Seahawks.
Below are Randle El’s career stats:
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