Honoree

Antwaan Randle El

AWARDS

IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2012)

BIOGRAPHY

One of the most dynamic offensive performers in Big Ten history, Antwaan Randle El came to IU from Riverdale, Illinois and won football letters in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Randle El earned All-Big Ten distinction in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1998. Antwaan was named Big Ten Most Valuable Player in 2001 and 1st team All-American in 2001. He finished 6th in Heisman Trophy balloting in 2001, after finishing 13th in 2000. Antwaan was the first player in NCAA history to score 40 touchdowns (45) and throw for 40 touchdowns (42), first to record over 2,500 total yards in four seasons, first to pass for over 6,000 yards and first to rush for over 3,000 yards. The Thompson-Randle El Award, given to the Big Ten's best freshman football player is named in his honor. A tremendous all-around athlete, while at Indiana Randle El also played on the men's basketball and baseball teams. He played in the NFL for 10 years with Pittsburgh and Washington and was a member of the winning Super Bowl team in Pittsburgh in 2005.