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Joseph Randle not coming back to Okla. St. for senior year

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As expected, Oklahoma State will be losing significant production from its backfield when it takes the field in 2013.

While the school has yet to announce it, Joseph Randle confirmed to Gina Mizell of the Daily Oklahoman that he’s foregoing his final season in Stillwater for the NFL draft.  The running back told Mizell he has “made my decision not to come back.”

An official release from OSU is expected as early as today, a school official said.

Randle has led the Cowboys in rushing and rushing touchdowns each of the past two seasons.  In 2012, he totaled 1,417 yards and 14 touchdowns.  While the yardage was up over 2011, the touchdown production was way down; he scored 24 on the ground a year ago.

The 6-1, 200-pound junior also totaled 71 receptions combined the past two seasons.  His versatility could turn him into one of the top five or so backs taken in the upcoming draft.

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4 Responses to “Joseph Randle not coming back to Okla. St. for senior year”
  1. raiderredleg says: Jan 10, 2013 12:27 PM

    Mr. Taylor,

    You had a name slip up putting “Hunter” in the article instead of Randle in your 4th paragraph…Kendall Hunter (great OSU RB in is own right) is on IR with the 49ers currently.

    As far as leaving early…Really hate to see it, but with Okie State’s offensive style it isn’t like he will be able to improve on his current Top 5 RB projection in the upcoming NFL draft.

    Lots of talent behind him at the RB position and as an Okie State fan it is refreshing to see them becoming more and more of a “next man up” program.

  2. poison66 says: Jan 10, 2013 1:53 PM

    Good luck Joe, you represented the Pokes well!!! Hope my Cardinals get you in the 2nd round!

  3. mogogo1 says: Jan 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    Good blend of skills and a nice kid, but 6’1″ 200 lbs is awfully tall and skinny for an NFL back. Has he ever played in the slot?

  4. gopokes0714 says: Jan 11, 2013 2:13 AM

    Seriously? It still says Hunter hours after its been pointed out? NBC is totally and utterly incompetent.

    This article is garbage, and the editor thay let it come out is garbage!

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