Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Randall McDaniel

Randall McDaniel


  • Position: Offensive Guard
  • School: Arizona State
  • High School: Auga Fria (Avondale, AZ)
  • Years: 1984-1987
  • Inducted: 2008
  • Place of Birth: Phoenix, AZ
  • Date of Birth: Feb 19, 1964
  • Jersey Number: 62
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 261

Member Biography

A four-year starter and born leader at Arizona State, Randall McDaniel created an unparalleled collegiate and professional record that few can match. Twice named a First Team All-America (1986, �87-consensus), McDaniel led the Sun Devils to three bowl berths during his career, including ASU�s first-ever trip to the Rose Bowl in 1987. The native Arizonan was a two-time First Team All-Conference pick, earning the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10�s best offensive lineman and leading Arizona State to a conference title in 1986. He started 39 consecutive games for the Sun Devils after moving from tight end. McDaniel was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft by Minnesota. He played 15 seasons in the league with the Vikings and Tampa Bay and secured 12 trips to the Pro Bowl. Named NFL/True Value Man of the Year for his charity work in 1996, he is a current nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Active in the community, McDaniel created and facilitated �Hands On,� an after school program for disadvantaged children. He additionally developed the R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Challenge Kids) Foundation, which serves as an umbrella organization for community initiatives. A member of ASU�s All-Century Team, he resides in Shorewood, Minn.