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Rice, Smith among Hall of Fame nominees

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17 Pro Hall of Fame finalists named

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Chosen for NFL Pro Bowl

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Pro Bowl Starters

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Pro Bowl roster

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NY Giants 27, Seattle 24

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Denver 20, Seattle 7

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Seattle 34, Denver 21

SEATTLE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Sparked by the running of Shaun Alexander and a defense that intercepted Brian Griese three times, the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a surprising 34-21 victory Sun
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John Randle
MIN2000111901-19 NOVEMBER 2000 - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA: Vikings defensive end John Randle (#93) hits Carolina quarterback Steve Beuerlein (R) 11/19 while tackle Chris Terry can only watch the fumble that ensued, which was recovered by the Vikings defensive end Talance Sawyer. bk/Bruce Kluckhohn UPI

John Randle (born December 12, 1967 in Hearne, Texas) is a former NFL defensive tackle who played for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks. Born in Hearne, Texas, Randle was raised poor, and worked odd jobs when he was young. His brother Ervin Randle played as a linebacker for eight years. Randle started his college playing career at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, before transferring to Texas A&M University–Kingsville.

Randle went undrafted, but was picked up by the Vikings during training camp, playing his first season in 1990. He went to his first Pro Bowl in 1993 after recording 11.5 sacks, and was quickly becoming one of the dominant defensive tackles of his era. Once Henry Thomas left the Vikings, Randle increased his training regimen, and became well known for his disarming on-field heckling of opposing players. Randle would record double digit sacks during eight different seasons, including a career-high and league-leading 15.5 sacks in 1997.

He had an ongoing rivalry with Packers quarterback Brett Favre, whom he sacked more than any other quarterback; Favre said that Randle was the toughest defensive player he faced and "on artificial turf he's unblockable". To play off the rivalry with Brett Favre, Randle starred in a commercial which featured himself sewing a miniature version of Favre's #4 jersey which he put on a live chicken. The commercial then showed Randle chasing the chicken around what was supposed to be Randle's backyard and ended with Randle cooking chicken on his BBQ, leading to fierce protests from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Like fellow Minnesota Viking Chris Hovan, Randle was known for eccentric face painting as well as trash talking on the field.

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