A two-year starter, Randle played a vital role in the success of the Cowboys' offensive since first suiting up at the university during his freshman campaign. He decided to leave school after his junior year to play in the National Football League in 2013.
With back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing performances during his last two seasons with the team, Randle became just the sixth Cowboy to produce multiple 1,000-yard seasons, joining Heisman runner-up Terry Miller (the only Cowboy with three 1,000-yard seasons), Pro Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, David Thompson, Tatum Bell and two-time All- American Kendall Hunter.
Randle finished his career eighth in school history with 3,085 rushing yards and is the team's fourth-leading performer with 40 rushing touchdowns, 38 of those occurring during his final 26 contests. He was part of the inaugural Pony Express Award, which is presented to the most productive teammates in the country, when he joined Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon in earning the honor in 2011.
Named a Doak Walker Award (nation's top running back) semifinalist in 2012, the ball carrier is 10th on the Cowboys' scoring chart with 258 points. He also gained 4,283 all-purpose yards in 39 contests (109.82 yards per game). A proven threat coming out of the backfield, he closed his career by placing 12th in school annals with 108 receptions.
Randle was a coveted prep prospect during his playing days at Wichita's Southeast High School, where the Kansas native was rated the 19th-best player in the Midlands region by Super Prep and the 21st-best running back in the nation by Scout.com. The two-way standout competed as a running back and defensive back and rushing for more than 3,600 yards during his career.
Randle's best season came during his senior campaign, when he rushed for 12 touchdowns and 1,200 yards en route to Super Prep All-America and All-State laurels (first-team on defense; second-team on offense). He also earned All-League defensive honors for the second time in as many years and was a two-time All-Metro choice.
In addition to his football success, Randle also competed for Southeast's track and field team. He participated in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and was a state qualifier in the long jump and triple jump. Rated a four-star prospect and the fifthbest player in the state of Kansas by Rivals.com, he committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2010.
As a true freshman, Randle appeared in 13 games with five starts. He finished second on the team with 452 rushing yards and two TDs on 82 carries and fourth with 37 receptions for 427 yards (11.54 avg.) and one touchdown. He averaged 25.64 kickoff-return yards on 11 attempts and 89.23 all-purpose yards per game.
Randle became the Cowboys' starter in 2011 and earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors. He placed fourth in the conference with 93.54 rushing yards per game and was second in scoring (fourth nationally) with 156 points, the secondhighest season total in school history. His 1,216 rushing yards on 208 carries rank 16th on the Cowboys' annual record chart and only Barry Sanders (37 in 1988) ran for more touchdowns in a season than Randle (24).
Randle continue his rise up the NFL prospect charts after an equally impressive junior season in 2012. He was again named to the All-Big 12 Conference first team after placing second in the conference with 109.00 rushing yards per game. He registered 14 rushing TDs and 1,417 rushing yards on 274 attempts. He also caught 28 passes for 224 yards (8.00 avg.) and completed both of his pass attempts for 37 yards.
On January 10, 2013 Randle announced that he had decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Started 31 of 39 games for Oklahoma State, carrying 564 times for 3,085 yards (5.47 avg.) and 40 touchdowns…His rushing yards total ranks eighth in school history…His 40 rushing touchdowns stand fourth in Cowboys annals, topped by Barry Sanders (48; 1986-88), Terry Miller (43; 1974-77) and Thurman Thomas (43; 1984-87). The only other OKSU player with at least 35 scoring runs is Kendall Hunter (37; 2007-10)…Caught 108 passes, the 12th-most in program history…Recorded 917 receiving yards (8.49 avg.) and three scores…Returned 11 kickoffs for 282 yards (25.64 avg.)…Scored 258 points, 10th-best in school history…With 1,216 rushing yards in 2011 and 1,417 rushing yards in 2012, became only the sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 yards multiple times, joining Thurman Thomas (1,787 in 1987; 1,553 in 1985), Terry Miller (1,680 in 1977; 1,541 in 1976; 1,026 in 1975), Kendall Hunter (1,555 in 2008; 1,548 in 2010), David Thompson (1,524 in 1996; 1,509 in 1995) and Tatum Bell (1,286 in 2003; 1,096 in 2002).
Earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, the Associated Press and the coaches…The team captain was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award (nation's top running back) and was the recipient of the Bob Fenimore Award, given to the Cowboys' MVP…Started all 13 games…Finished second in the conference and 21st in the nation with 109.00 rushing yards per game…Ranked fifth in the Big 12 with 126.23 all-purpose yards per game…His 1,417 rushing yards rank 13th on the school season-record list…Registered 274 carries…His 14 rushing TDs stand ninth on the Cowboys' annual record chart…Randle was the only Big 12 player to gain more than 1,000 rushing yards vs. conference opponents (1,016 in nine games)…Finished fifth on the team with 28 catches for 224 yards (8.00 avg.)…Scored 84 points…Touched the ball 302 times for 1,641 all-purpose yards…Opened the season with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games, including 199 yards on 25 carries with two scores vs. Texas…Gained 107 rushing yards on six carries with two touchdowns, including a 40-yarder, in the season-opener vs. Savannah State...Ran for 123 yards on 23 carries and caught eight passes for 70 yards vs. Arizona...Registered 105 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries vs. Louisiana-Lafayette...Totaled 151 rushing yards and two scores on 24 carries, including a 62-yard long, vs. Iowa State...Ran for 113 yards and four touchdowns on 21 attempts at Oklahoma, the second four-touchdown game of his career. He also became the first Cowboy to have back-to-back 100-yard rushing games vs. the Sooners since Tatum Bell in 2003...Rushed 23 times for 139 yards vs. Baylor in the season finale…Closed his career with 66 rushing yards on 17 carries vs. Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Named a third-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report…An All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice by the Associated Press and second-team selection by the coaches…Ranked second in the conference and fourth in the nation with 12.0 points per game…His 156 points is the second-highest season total by a Cowboy, topped by only Barry Sanders (264 in 1988)…In Big 12 annals, his 156 points fall behind Ricky Williams of Texas (168 in 1998) and Collin Klein of Kansas State (162 in 2011) on the conference's season-record chart…Carried 208 times for 1,216 yards (5.85 avg.)…His 24 rushing TDs are surpassed by only Barry Sanders (37 in 1988) on the school annual record list…Finished fourth on the team with 43 receptions for 266 yards (6.19 avg.) and two scores…Recorded a pair of solo tackles…Amassed 1,482 allpurpose yards (114.00 per game)…Was part of the inaugural Pony Express Award, presented to the most productive teammates in the country (joined Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon in earning the honor)…Ran for at least 100 yards six times and scoring at least one rushing TD in 11 contests…Ran for four scores and 152 yards on 14 carries vs. Baylor...Averaged 8.1 yards per carry vs. Arizona with 124 rushing yards on 15 attempts…Opened the season with three 100-yard rushing games (129 yards vs. Louisiana-Lafayette with two TDs on 22 carries; 121 and two TDs on 15 attempts vs. Arizona; 128 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries at Tulsa)...Posted 138 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, including a 59-yard TD, at Missouri...Rushed for 151 yards and two TDs vs. Oklahoma.
Finished second on the team with 452 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 82 carries…Placed fourth on the squad with 37 receptions for 427 yards (11.54 avg.) and one TD…Totaled 282 kickoff-return yards on 11 attempts (25.64 avg.) to finish the season with 1,160 all-purpose yards (89.23 per game).
4.50 in the 40-yard dash…1.54 10-yard dash…2.54 20-yard dash…4.13 20-yard shuttle…6.87 three-cone drill…34-inch vertical jump…9'9” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times…31 .-inch arm length…9 Ã³-inch hands…76 Ã³- inch wingspan.
Attended Southeast (Wichita, Kan.) High School, where he was rated the 19th-best player in the Midlands region by Super Prep and the 21st-best running back in the nation by Scout.com…Played running back and defensive back…Rushed for more than 3,600 yards during his career…His best season came as a senior, when he rushed for 12 touchdowns and 1,200 yards en route to Super Prep All-America honors and All-State laurels (first-team on defense; second-team on offense)…Earned All-League defensive honors for the second time in as many years and was a two-time All-Metro choice…Also competed for Southeast's track and field team, participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meters…Was a state qualifier in the long jump and triple jump.
Economics major, with a minor in Engineering...Son of Larry Randle, Sr…Born 12/29/91 in Wichita, Kansas…Has two brothers and a sister.