A four-year letterwinner for the Bears from 1981-84, Randle excelled at both linebacker and defensive end for Legendary Head Coach Grant Teaff. He earned first-team All-Southwest Conference honors as a junior and senior, and he was selected Honorable Mention All-American by Football News in 1983. A member of Baylor’s All-Decade team of the 1980s, Randle racked up 294 career tackles, 115 solo tackles, and 25 tackles for loss. He was also a key member of the Baylor team that earned a trip to the 1983 Bluebonnet Bowl. Following his senior season, Randle was selected to play in two of the nation’s premier college football all-star games, the 1984 East-West Shrine Bowl and the Blue-Gray Classic.
Selected as the 64th overall selection in the 1985 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Hearne, Texas native spent eight years in the NFL as a middle linebacker for the Buccaneers (1985-1990) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1991-92). He was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Randle currently resides in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he is the owner of the Classic Lawton Chevrolet Dealership. Among the many organizations that have recognized Randle for his philanthropy, in 2016, the Baylor Line Foundation presented him with the Abner V. McCall Humanitarian award for his contributions to the Lawton community.
Please join us at Homecoming in giving a warm Baylor welcome to 2018 Baylor Football Legend, Ervin Randle!
2018 Baylor Football Legends
Sept. 1 vs. Abilene Christian – Bruce Davis, 1981-83
Sept. 15 vs. Duke – Joe Johnson, 1971-74
Oct. 6 vs. Kansas State – Michael “Big Mike” Johnson, 1994-97
Nov. 3 vs. Oklahoma State (Homecoming) – Ervin Randle, 1981-84
Nov. 17 vs. TCU – Pat McNeil, 1972-75, and Steve Beaird, 1973-74
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