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Antwaan Randle El calls it a career after nine seasons

The last we heard from Antwaan Randle El, his brother was telling us he was going to retire. Well, he’s said it himself now, telling the crowd at his football camp in Indiana: “It’s official. I’m hanging ‘em up.” Randle El told the Times of Northwest Indiana he had offers, but “made his mind up…

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Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El Talks About His Decision To Retire & Plans After Football

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El is back home in Indiana for his two-day youth football camp that he is running this weekend at his alma mater at Thornton High School. The Times of Northwest Indiana caught up with Randle El to ask him about his decision to retire this weekend from the NFL and his plans moving forward.


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Atwaan Randle El Set to Retire from the NFL

Atwaan Randle El was always a fan favorite with the Steelers during his time with the team. Now it appears his career has come to a close, as his brother says he will announce his retirement. Randle El played nine seasons in the NFL with the Steelers and Washington Redskins. He played with Pittsburgh from [...]...

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Despite frustrating returns, Randle El always gave his best

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Former Steelers wide out and return man Antwaan Randle El will not be joining the Hall of Fame as he enters retirement. He will not be remembered for having huge games in terms of yardage and return yardage and frankly, when his name comes up, thoughts of his touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL is what you remember.
It’s hard to imagine a slot receiver and return man being as polarizing as ARE was in his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers. At a time when most people disagree about the quarterback or the head coach or a star running back, Randle El was often a lightning rod for Steelers’ fans.
No one doubted his skills or ability which were somewhat limited due to his smallish stature and you could never deny his work ethic or heart. Often, the guy played much bigger than himself and made many great catches when his team needed them the most but he was never going to be a superstar.
With that said, no one frustrated the Black ‘n Gold faithful more on a punt...

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Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El Set to Announce Retirement


The Times of Northwest Indiana is reporting former Steelers WR and member of the Steelers Super Bowl XL championship team Antwaan Randle El is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL at his skills training academy July 14.

Randle El, best known in Pittsburgh for his 43-yard touchdown pass to WR Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL, was a second round draft pick by the Steelers in 2002. He played there through the 2005 season, which culminated in a championship, and left via free agency for Washington.

After playing four seasons with the Redskins, Randle El came back to Pittsburgh, where he played the 2010 season, which also resulted in an appearance in the Super Bowl. Green Bay defeated the Steelers 31-26, but Randle El had two catches for 50 yards, including a big 37-yard gainer in the second quarter.

Randle El was an excellent kick returner as well, running back six combined punts and kickoffs for touchdowns in his nine year career.

He won't go down in history as being the best player ever to wear No. 82, but Randle El always provided that hint of excitement - as well as danger - on the field. His pass to Ward couldn't have come at a better time, and couldn't epitomize his career any better. It may be the only play he makes all game, but it's one you'll remember.

We wish him health, happiness and safety in his retirement.

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Antwaan Randle El set to retire July 14

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Antwaan Randle El signing with the Redskins in 2006 (Credit: Gerald Herbert, Associated Press)
The last time anyone heard the name Antwaan Randle El, was 2011 as he was trying out for the Detroit Lions. The Lions decided not to sign the veteran receiver to the team and apparently, other NFL teams are currently not interested as well.
Randle El’s brother Curtis Randle El told the Times of Northwest Indiana that Antwaan will announce his retirement on July 14 at Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois, where he was a three-sport star.
After a good career as a run-first, pass-second quarterback at Indiana (as well as spending some time playing for Bob Knight’s basketball team and the Hoosiers’ baseball team), Randle El was a second-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2002. He played wide receiver for four years for the Steelers and then played four years for the Redskins before playing one final season in Pittsburgh in 2010.
Randle El’s career stats consist of 370 catches for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns, plus 79 carries for 438 yards. In limited action as a passer on trick plays, Randle El made the most of his experience as a quarterback, completing 22 of 27 passes for 323 yards, with six touchdowns and no interceptions. His passer rating of 156.1 is the highest in NFL history for players with at least 20 passes, and he may be best remembered for a touchdown pass he threw to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL.
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