Randy Schultz

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Randy Schultz
No. 33
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born:(1943-11-17)November 17, 1943
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Died:October 4, 1996(1996-10-04) (aged 52)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Alden (IA)
College: Northern Iowa
NFL Draft: 1966  / Round: 5 / Pick: 74
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× AP Little All America (1964, '65)
  • 2× North Central Conference Most Valuable Back (1964, '65)
  • 3× North Central Conference All Conference Team (1963-'64-'65)
  • University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame (1987 and 2010)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Randolph B. Schultz (November 17, 1943 – October 4, 1996) was an American football player in the National Football League.

Drafted in the fifth round of the 1966 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, [1] Randy Schultz played the 1966 season with the Browns, [2] followed by two seasons with the NFL's New Orleans Saints. [2] He was also drafted in the 20th round of the 1966 AFL draft (177th player selected overall) by the New York Jets. [3]

As a collegian, Schultz was twice named to the first team of the Associated Press Little All America squad (1964–65). [4] At State College of Iowa (SCI) – now the University of Northern Iowa – he rushed for 2,808 yards and 22 touchdowns in three seasons, averaging more than 100 yards rushing per game. He led the North Central Conference (NCC) in rushing for the 1963, '64 and '65 seasons. [5] [6] He was named the NCC Most Valuable Back for the 1964 and '65 seasons and an NCC All-Conference selection at fullback for the 1963, '64 and '65 seasons. [6]

In his final college game, he set school records for rushing yards in a game (120) and rushing touchdowns in a game (4) against South Dakota University [7] and finished his college career holding all Panther rushing records. [5]

In 1987, he was inducted into the University of Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame [8] and again in 2010 as a member of the 1964 SCI football team, which won the 1964 Pecan Bowl. [9]

Schultz died October 4, 1996. [10]

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