Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
Unfortunately for Randle’s case, he doesn’t do great when compared with some of the great running backs that have played at Oklahoma State.
Bob Fenimore was a running back and quarterback who played for Oklahoma A&M in the 1940s. He led the nation in total offense and finished second in Heisman voting. He also led the Cowboys to their only undefeated season. Randle hasn’t accomplished anything close to that.
Thurman Thomas is the career leader in rushing at Oklahoma State. After being one of the best running backs in the nation in college, he went on to have a Hall of Fame professional career, playing in multiple Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills. Randle and Thomas may have similar playing styles, but the former is still nowhere near the accomplishments of the latter.
Also besting Randle is NFL and college football legend, Barry Sanders, who holds NCAA records for rushing yards in a season and rushing touchdowns in a season, both of which he set in just 11 games. He won the 1988 Heisman Trophy, played a decade with the Detroit Lions and ranks third all-time in career rushing yards in the NFL.
Even Randle’s predecessor, Kendall Hunter, accomplished far more than he has thus far. Hunter rushed for over 1,500 yards in multiple seasons and was a two-time All-American. He also showed major versatility by thriving in the current pass-heavy system and the former smash-mouth offense.
As indicated here by these comparisons, Randle is still pretty far off from being able to compare to the past great running backs in Cowboy history.