Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Player Spotlights: Jason Randall

Jason Randall.
Jason Randall

Position: Running Back
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Senior

Stat to Note
Randall ranked fourth in the Sunflower League in rushing yards last season, recording 1,030 yards and nine touchdowns on 163 carries in nine games.  Those efforts earned him First Team All-Sunflower League honors.

Scouting Report
You wouldn't be going out on a limb calling Randall the league's best returning running back in 2013.  After three seasons at the varsity level, we know Randall is a baller.  The only thing missing from his resume is playoff success -- but that could be around the corner for Randall and Leavenworth this fall.

Randall has a unique style of running the football.  He doesn't rely exclusively on his speed, but his speed is good enough to outrun most players in the open field.  He's not a bruiser, but he has no problem lowering his shoulders and running between the tackles.  Probably the best description of Randall is that he's a well-balance back that can do it all.  The past three years he's combined to rush for 2,275 and 21 touchdowns on 409 carries, and catch 62 passes for 581 yards and three touchdowns.  And that's in addition to the two kickoffs he returned for touchdowns last year.

A general rule of thumb the past three seasons has been that Leavenworth goes as Randall goes.  The Pioneers have steadily improved their win totals from one in 2010, to two in 2011 and four last fall.  The question of whether Leavenworth can take their record above the .500 mark and pick up a win or two in the playoffs this fall rests strongly on Randall's production.  Fortunately, he's just the type of player
you want to rely on.


Wii Not Fit said...

Who does Leavenworth have returning around Randall this season? In particular who will he have blocking for him?

TheImpaler said...

Randall is fast but LV was blown out by every upper division team they played last year. I think they'll be doing good to get to 4 wins again this year.

Wii Not Fit said...

I agree Impaler. Randall is the consensus #1 running back in the SL but without any help I can't see Leavenworth having even a .500 season.

Free State Fan said...

Love watching this kid go, even if he is on the "other" team. Hope he has a great year (except for when they play FS).
Go 'Birds!

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