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Antwaan Randle El: The Freshman Who Changed a Program

Article By on 28th July, 2009

... history books, chances are you won't be blown away.

You won't find a National Championship, many Rose Bowl appearances, or a Heisman Trophy winner. The names Trent Green, Adawale Ogunleye, and Anthony Thompson may not ring a bell.

What you will find is a freshmen year so spectacular, it would change the landscape of the the University to its present day strategy.


The Beginning of a Legend

In 1997, prized recruit Antwaan Randle El, an athlete by every sense of the word, had hit a crossroads. A senior at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Ill., his baseball skills had allowed him to be drafted by the Chicago Cubs 424th overall.

Despite being surprised he was ...

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