Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 | 1:20 p.m.
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- Planned stadium will be state’s ‘next big thing,’ UNLV official says
- UNLV football adds four midyear JC transfers
- UNLV football lands top recruit in Basic wide receiver Devonte Boyd
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- Hauck and his bosses still believe UNLV football is on the right path
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Randle led the team with nine touchdowns and accumulated a career-high 635 rushing yards while backing up fellow junior Tim Cornett. Randle also caught eight passes for 80 yards.
“I’m looking forward to graduating this semester and going to the next level,” Randle said. “I want to thank the UNLV fans. I had a lot of fun.”
Randle shared co-Offensive Player of the Year honors with Cornett after last season. He’s the third Rebel in school history to leave early for the NFL draft, and he’s one of a record-high 73 underclassmen to enter the draft early this year. The requirements to enter the draft are that a player be out of high school at least three years and must submit a written application in which he renounces his remaining eligibility.
Randle, a Murrieta, Calif., native, recorded his first and only 100-yard rushing game as a collegian in the Rebels’ victory against New Mexico last fall. He finished with 113 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
The other Rebels who left early were defensive back Eric Wright (2007) and defensive lineman Jeremy Geathers (2008). Wright was drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Browns and just finished his sixth NFL season, this one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Geathers went undrafted, then signed a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints. He has not appeared in an NFL game.
The NFL draft is April 25-27.