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#12 Marcus Randall Season 2002

Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Glen Oaks HS

(updated 1/21/05)

2005 MVP Gridiron Classic All-Star Game
2004 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Florida)
2002 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Ole Miss)

LSU’s starting quarterback … Played in all 12 games with 8 starts … Finished season with 1,269 yards passing and 9 TDs … Rushed for another 3 touchdowns … Connected on 106 of 162 passes with 6 interceptions … Played best game of season in a 43-14 win over Arkansas … Against the Razorbacks, accounted for 4 TDs – 2 rushing and 2 passing – against the Razorbacks … Connected on 10 of 14 passes for 173 yards and 2 scores against Arkansas and rushed for a career-best 79 yards and 2 TDs … Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week against Florida after engineering a fourth quarter comeback against the Gators … Against Florida, was inserted into the game in the first half with the Tigers down 14-0 … Pulled LSU to within 21-14 at halftime and then directed the game-winning drive, capped with a 10-yard scoring pass to Joseph Addai, with less than 2 minutes left in the contest … Finished Florida game by connecting on 18 of 27 passes for 198 yards and 2 TDs … Also rushed for 46 yards against the Gators … Followed that with a strong outing vs. Troy, completing a career-best 24 passes on 37 attempts for 328 yards and 1 TD … Finished career with 7-7 record as LSU’s starting quarterback, which includes a 5-3 record in 2004 … Named to South squad for 2005 Gridiron Classic in Orlando where he was named MVP … Completed 7 of 11 passes for 88 yards and rushed for 6 yards in the South’s 24-21 win.

Athletic player who gave the Tigers one of the most experienced backup quarterbacks around … Played in nine games for the Tigers in 2003 and completed 25 of 40 passes for 403 yards and two TDs … Threw only one interception … Also rushed for 15 yards on nine attempts … Connected on 5-of-7 passes for 153 yards and 66-yard TD in season-opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe … Followed that with a 9-of-14 performance for 149 yard and a 55-yard TD pass against Arizona in week two … Filled in for an injured Matt Mauck for LSU’s final 7 games in 2002 with six of those being starts … Street and Smith’s magazine called Randall the most dangerous scrambler in the SEC in its 2003 preseason issue.

Started six of LSU’s last seven games, including the Cotton Bowl … Posted a 2-4 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback … Inserted into starting lineup against South Carolina after Matt Mauck’s season-ending vs. Florida and led the Tigers to a 38-14 victory … Completed 87-of-181 passes for 1,173 yards, seven touchdowns and only five interceptions … Four of the five interceptions came in loss to Auburn … Had other interception vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl … Had a streak of 113 straight passes without an interception snapped in third quarter of the Cotton Bowl … … Rushed for 348 yards on 7 3 carries for a 4.8 average … Had a pair of rushing TDs …Capped season with a 19-of-45 performance for 193 yards and one TD vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl … Rushed for 78 yards on 11 carries, including a 76-yard run in the second quarter against the Longhorns … The 76-yard run was the longest in the modern era of LSU football by a quarterback, breaking the previous high of 72 by Herb Tyler vs. Ole Miss in 1997 … Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after coming off the bench to lead the Tigers to a 14-13 win over Ole Miss … Completed 13-of-20 passes for 179 yards and two TDs in win over Rebels … Also rushed for 31 yards on nine carries against Ole Miss … Delivered one of the most memorable plays in LSU history – “The Bluegrass Miracle” – when he connected with Devery Henderson on a 75-yard Hail Mary TD pass as time expired to beat Kentucky … That play was called the play of the year in college football by Sports Illustrated and the Associated Press … It also went on to win an ESPY in the “Play of the Year” category … Threw for a career-best three TDs in win over Wildcats … Had TD passes of 75, 70 and 30 yards in Kentucky game … Had outstanding game in loss to Arkansas, completing 14-of-25 passes for 203 yards and one TD … Rushed for 26 yards and one score vs. the Razorbacks … Became the first quarterback at LSU to win an SEC game in first collegiate start (beat South Carolina) since Sol Graves beat Georgia in 1990 … Tore ACL in right knee in spring game in 2002 … On the play, Randall simply dropped back to pass and the knee gave way … Rehabbed over the summer and was back for fall camp in August.

Backup quarterback for the Tigers in 2001 … Very athletic with a strong arm … Played in two games for the Tigers – vs. Tulane and Mississippi State … Rushed for seven yards vs. Tulane and was 2-of-2 passing for seven yards … Did not record any statistics against Mississippi State.

All-State Honorable mention … District Offensive Co-MVP … Member of The Advocate Second Dozen … All-Metro … Two-year starter … Rushed for more than 500 yards … Completed 69 of 144 passes for 1,117 yards and 12 touchdowns … Also played shortstop and center field in baseball for three years … President of his student body, he was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club … Team finished with a 4-6 record his senior year … Clocked at 4.6 in the 40 in high school … Coached in high school by Nolan Gill.

Full name is Marcus Keith Randall … Born on March 14, 1982 in Baton Rouge … Mother is Linda Clark Randall … Has one brother, Eric and one sister, Kim Sanford … Older brother Eric was a four-year starter at quarterback for Southern University and led the Jaguars to the Black College National Championship in 1995 … Graduated in December of 2004 with a degree in general studies.

Randall’s Career Passing and Rushing Totals

Passing Rushing
Year G-GS Att. Comp. Int. Yds. TD Lg. Att. Yds. TD Lg.
2001 Fr.-RS 2-0 2 2 0 7 0 7 1 7 0 7
2002 So. 11-6 181 87 5 1173 7 75 73 348 2 76
2003 Jr. 9-0 40 25 1 403 2 66 9 15 0 15
2004 Sr. 12-8 162 102 6 1269 9 34 79 247 3 29
TOTALS 34-14 385 216 12 2852 18 75 162 617 5 76
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