The Dallas Cowboys’ Joseph Randle loves playing running back. Loves it. If he didn’t, he says, he might still be in the NFL but on the other side of the ball.
Like a great many future pros, Randle played both ways in high school, serving as a running back and a defensive back for the Wichita Southeast Golden Buffaloes in Wichita, KS. After high school, Randle went to Oklahoma State and became a running back full time, and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 draft by Dallas.
To hear Randle tell it, he might have been drafted earlier if he had focused on the cornerback position, but he went with his passion--and he certainly has no regrets.
“You are ripping it out of their chest,” Randle said of running the ball, per CatchItKansas.com. “There is nothing better than just pounding the ball. That’s why I’m a running back. I could have went to college and played corner and probably been drafted in the first round. But I went and did it my way. That’s what it is all about, doing it your way, and I’m happy with the outcome that I got.”
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