As a midseason pickup for the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power, Bruton High all-time great Bryan Randall has started seven games for a 3-11 team.
At least statistically, he has been the Power's most effective quarterback, completing 163 of 256 passes (63.7 percent) for 35 touchdowns and eight interceptions, averaging 276.9 passing yards per game. That gives him a 107.85 passer rating. He also has run 14 times for 54 yards and a touchdown and is averaging 284.1 yards of offense per contest, though he lost his starting job to Andrico Hines in the last two games.
Randall's most prolific game with the Power came May 12, when he was 37 of 50 for 382 yards and seven TDs against the San Antonio Talons.
Earlier this year, Randall was throwing passes to mercurial former All-Pro receiver Terrell Owens in Texas with the Allen Wranglers in a lower-level indoor league, as well as with the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Steelhawks.
Randall — the Daily Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 — is No. 2 in the Daily Press' ranking of the best area high school athletes in the 21st century's first decade.
He led Bruton to the 2000 Group AA basketball championship. He averaged 21.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 3.1 steals in his senior year, and he was named The Associated Press' Group AA Player of the Year that season. That summer, Randall scored 10 points in just 11 minutes to help Boo Williams' under-17 team beat a Cincinnati squad in the AAU national championship game.
In football, Randall became the first Peninsula-area player to rush and throw for more than 1,000 yards in a season — and did it twice. In his senior year, he rushed for 1,131 yards and 16 touchdowns and passed for another 1,430 yards and 15 scores. He finished his career with 7,481 all-purpose yards.
Then he went to Virginia Tech, where he led the Hokies to the 2004 ACC championship.
He has played in numerous pro football leagues, including the NFL. In 2010, Randall was named the Indoor Football League's MVP after leading the Richmond Revolution by accounting for 58 TDs and 2,033 passing yards.
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