RANDALL MCDANIEL

RANDALL MCDANIEL

Class of 2009
Guard >>> 6-3, 276
(Arizona State)
1988-1999 Minnesota Vikings, 2000-01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Randall Cornell McDaniel ... Selected in first round, 19th overall, 1988 ... Earned all-rookie honors ... Started 202 consecutive games ... Started 13 straight playoff games for Vikings ... Blocked for six 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers during career ... Anchored offensive line of explosive Vikings team that scored then-record 556 points, 1998 ... Named All-Pro nine consecutive times (1990-98) ... Selected to play in a record 12 consecutive AFC-NFC Pro Bowls (1990-2001) ... Born December 19, 1964 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Minnesota Vikings used their first round selection (19th overall) in the 1988 NFL Draft on guard Randall McDaniel, an All-America and four-year starter from Arizona State. McDaniel, who immediately earned a starting role with the Vikings, played in all 16 games in his rookie season, 15 as a starter. His efforts were recognized that year as he was selected to several all-rookie teams and named a second-team All-NFC pick.

McDaniel continued to excel the following season as he embarked on a streak of 202 consecutive starts that continued through the end of his career. He also earned the first of 12 straight Pro Bowl berths.

In 1994, McDaniel was the leader of a rock solid offensive line that held opponents to just one sack every 22.7 pass attempts, the second-best ratio in team history. In 1996, coaches felt he was so talented that he could be used in ways other than just blocking. In a late season game against the Arizona Cardinals, McDaniel had two goal line carries. Then, in the Pro Bowl a couple months later, he caught a touchdown pass, becoming the first guard in AFC-NFC Pro Bowl history to accomplish such a feat.

The 1998 season was highlighted by the high-scoring attack of the Vikings offense that scored a then-record 556 points. Showing his skill at both pass and run blocking, McDaniel allowed only 1.5 sacks all season while clearing run lanes for Minnesota running backs to average 5.4 yards per carry on his side of the line.

After earning nine straight first-team all-pro selections (1990-98) and starting 13 consecutive playoff games for the Vikings, McDaniel joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two final seasons (2000-01) before retiring from the NFL.
Adding to an already talented offense, McDaniel in his first season with the Bucs, helped pave the way for a team that rushed for 2,066 yards. That included a team single-game record 250 yards rushing against the Dallas Cowboys. For his efforts, McDaniel was named to his final Pro Bowl.

In all, McDaniel blocked for six different 1,000-yard rushers and five 3,000-yard passers during his 14-season career. Regarded as one of the finest offensive linemen in NFL history, McDaniel was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

1988 Minnesota
16
1989 Minnesota
14
1990 Minnesota
16
1991 Minnesota
16
1992 Minnesota
16
1993 Minnesota
16
1994 Minnesota
16
1995 Minnesota
16
1996 Minnesota
16
1997 Minnesota
16
1998 Minnesota
16
1999 Minnesota
16
2000 Tampa Bay
16
2001 Tampa Bay
16
Career Total  
222

Additional Career Statistics: Rushing: 2-1; Receiving: 1-2, 1 TD

Championship Games

1998 NFC – Atlanta Falcons 30, Minnesota Vikings 27 (OT)
McDaniel started at left guard.

 

All-Pro: 1990 (AP), 1991 (SN, NEA), 1992 (AP, PFWA, SN, NEA), 1993 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1994 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1995 (AP, PFWA), 1996 (AP, PFWA, SN), 1997 (SN), 1998 (AP, PFWA, SN)

All-Pro Second Team: 1990 (NEA), 1991 (AP), 1997 (AP)

All-NFC: 1989 (PW), 1990 (UPI, PW), 1991 (PW), 1992 (PW), 1993 (UPI, PW), 1994 (UPI, PW), 1995 (UPI, PW), 1996 (UPI, PW), 1997 (PW), 1998 (PW)

All-NFC Second Team: 1988 (UPI), 1989 (UPI)

(12) – 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

 

• 1990s All-Decade Team
• 1988 All-Rookie Team (UPI)

 

Year Team
W
L
T
Division Finish
1988 Minnesota Vikings
11
5
0
(2nd)
1989 Minnesota Vikings
10
6
0
(1st)
1990 Minnesota Vikings
6
10
0
(5th)
1991 Minnesota Vikings
8
8
0
(3rd)
1992 Minnesota Vikings
11
5
0
(1st)
1993 Minnesota Vikings
9
7
0
(2nd)
1994 Minnesota Vikings
10
6
0
(1st)
1995 Minnesota Vikings
8
8
0
(4th)
1996 Minnesota Vikings
9
7
0
(2nd)
1997 Minnesota Vikings
9
7
0
(4th)
1998 Minnesota Vikings
15
1
0
(1st)
1999 Minnesota Vikings
10
6
0
(2nd)
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10
6
0
(2nd)
2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9
7
0
(3rd)

Full name: Randall Cornell McDaniel

Birthdate: December 19, 1964

Birthplace:Phoenix, AZ

High School: Agua Fria Union (Avondale, AZ)

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 31, 2009

Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 8, 2009

Presenter: O.K. Fulton, McDaniel's high school athletic director and assistant principal

Other Members of the Class of 2009: Bob Hayes, Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Rod Woodson

Pro Career: 14 Seasons, 222 Games

Drafted: 1st round (19th player overall) in 1988 by Minnesota Vikings

Uniform Number: #64

Mobile-Optimized Bio >>>