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|Born:||October 5, 1970|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:|| Manhattan |
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47|
|Career NFL statistics|
Thomas Randolph (born October 5, 1970) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League.
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A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner or defensive halfback in older parlance, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers most of the time, to defend against offensive plays, i.e create turnovers in best case or deflect a forward pass or rather make a tackle. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed, agility, and strength. A cornerback's skillset typically requires proficiency in anticipating the quarterback, backpedaling, executing single and zone coverage, disrupting pass routes, block shedding, and tackling. Cornerbacks are among the fastest players on the field.
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Randolph attended Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kansas. He played college football at Kansas State, where he was named to the Associated Press second-team All-American team in 1993.
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Randolph was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played with the Giants from 1994 to 1997. He subsequently played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1998 and the Indianapolis Colts in 1999, which was his final year in the NFL.
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