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Antwaan Randle El calls it a career after nine seasons

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The last we heard from Antwaan Randle El, his brother was telling us he was going to retire.

Well, he’s said it himself now, telling the crowd at his football camp in Indiana: “It’s official. I’m hanging ‘em up.”

Randle El told the Times of Northwest Indiana he had offers, but “made his mind up about six weeks ago that he wanted to move on to other opportunities.”

Those are apparently in broadcasting, as he’s going to work for the Big Ten Network, in addition to some preseason work with the Redskins.

Randle El spent nine years with the Steelers and Redskins, winning a Super Bowl ring and throwing a touchdown pass in Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl XL win over the Seahawks.

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11 Responses to “Antwaan Randle El calls it a career after nine seasons”
  1. londonfletcher says: Jul 16, 2012 3:25 PM

    He was always entertaining to watch in DC. Wish him all the best.

  2. p31squared says: Jul 16, 2012 3:31 PM

    IU alum, I think, are unanimous in agreeing that Antwaan is a class act. He was a solid pro and a freak athlete at the collegiate level. I remember when he played a season for the IU hoops team and was the fastest guy on the court. I’m sure he’ll do well in the next phase of his life.

  3. johnnybgood19 says: Jul 16, 2012 3:33 PM

    I’m glad that you were a Steeler. I’ll never forget the pass to Hines in the SB…. Something special from a special player…

  4. steelswagger4life says: Jul 16, 2012 3:36 PM

    He was and will always be one of my favorite Steelers players. Good Luck ARE. The league needs more players like him, great player on the field, great person off the field. GOD Bless you Randle.

  5. citizenstrange says: Jul 16, 2012 3:38 PM

    That was a sweet, sweet pass in the Super Bowl.

    Best of luck Antwaan Randle El!

  6. mrpkg says: Jul 16, 2012 3:46 PM

    Antwaan was one of the classiest players in the league. A true gentleman. One of the best touchdown passes in Super Bowl history. Best of luck.

  7. leftyguns21 says: Jul 16, 2012 4:14 PM

    i wanna retire after only 9yrs. lucky dog

  8. daviericky says: Jul 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    A true flex.

  9. ravenator says: Jul 16, 2012 7:21 PM

    Good ridden

  10. blasterpastor says: Jul 17, 2012 12:58 PM

    Class act and always team focused with no spotlight on himself. Loved watching him play and wish him only the very best in whatever he does in the future! Thanks for the Super Bowl, Randle!

  11. stlrz36 says: Jul 17, 2012 8:34 PM

    A great man and entertaining player. Thanks for all you gave to the team and the ‘burgh! Will continue to wear “82” with pride!

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