Indiana QB legend lands new gig with NFL's Detroit Lions
Former Indiana quarterback and nine-year NFL veteran Antwaan Randle El has landed a new job with the Detroit Lions.
Wednesday, the Lions announced that Randle El has been hired to be the team’s new wide receivers coach. He spent the last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an offensive assistant. This will be Randle El’s second stop on a coaching staff in the NFL.
Randle El was a star quarterback while at Indiana from 1998-2001. He was a four-year starter for the Hoosiers, throwing for 7,469 yards and 42 touchdowns in his career, while also rushing for 3,895 yards and 44 touchdowns. Randle El was the B1G’s Freshman of the Year in 1998 and was an All-B1G selection in 2001.
#Lions hire Antwaan Randle El as wide receivers coach
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To close out his career at IU, Randle El was named the B1G Most Valuable Player and the B1G Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 after throwing for 1,664 yards and 9 touchdowns while also rushing for 964 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Randle El went on to be a 2nd-round selection in the 2002 NFL Draft and enjoyed a nine-year career in the league, playing primarily wide receiver. He had stops with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Football Team and totaled 370 receptions for 4,467 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a return man, he piled up 4,316 yards and 6 touchdowns and also threw 6 touchdown passes.