Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El To Retire July 14th

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El will retire from the NFL later this month, according to his brother. Randle El played nine seasons in the NFL, five with the Steelers and four with the Washington Redskins.

Curtis Randle El, reportedly sent an email to the Times of Northwest Indiana announcing that his brother will make his retirement official on July 14 at his skills training academy that will be held at Thornton High School, his prep alma mater.

Randle El was originally drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Indiana, where he primarily played quarterback. He was converted to a wide receiver by the Steelers and went on to record 370 receptions for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns during his pro career.

Following the 2005 season Randle El was an unrestricted free agent and signed a seven-year deal worth $31 million with the Redskins. After four seasons in Washington Randle El was released and returned to Pittsburgh on a three-year deal worth $7 million. He lasted just one season back in Pittsburgh and was released following the 2010 season.

Randle El finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting his senior season at Indiana, where he became the first quarterback in Division I history to score 40 touchdowns passing and 40 touchdowns rushing in his career.

Randle El also holds the distinction of being the only wide receiver in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl.

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XBK7SSKCWKZ7F6RTJCVHABVI4 Steve Duncan

    You know you are getting old when the guys you saw play in person during college start retiring…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.addis.18 Mark Addis

    What a player

  • http://twitter.com/JamesLucas125 James Lucas

    Funny but I’ve never noticed had Hines been covered Willie was Wide Freakin’ Open sneaking out on the wheel route on the other side. Not sure ARE would have seen him or FW would have caught it but it was blown coverage big-time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XBK7SSKCWKZ7F6RTJCVHABVI4 Steve Duncan

    Yeah, they were totally caught off guard by that play.