Little Known Information About Former Great Randall Cunningham


Here are some interesting facts about former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham:

-He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft. Cunningham was one of the most physically gifted athletes to ever play the position of quarterback. A number of the best highlights from the late 1980s and early 1990s include Randall Cunningham scrambling around and either finding a way to make an incredible pass or finding a way to tuck the ball in and run for a touchdown. Cunningham never got his Super Bowl ring, but he was successful, even after leaving the Eagles, when he helped the Minnesota Vikings become one of the more exciting teams to watch for a few years.

-His most impressive year in terms of touchdowns thrown was 1998 after he’d joined the Vikings when he threw 34 TDs.

-Cunningham played quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, and Baltimore Ravens. The only team he had a losing record for as a starting quarterback was Dallas where he went 1-2.

-Randall Cunningham led the league in yards per rushing attempt in both the 1989 and 1990 NFL seasons. In 1989 he averaged 6.0 yards per rushing attempt, and in 1990 he averaged a whopping 8.0 yards per attempt.

-In 1990, Randall Cunningham came just 58 yards short of attaining a 1,000 yard rushing season as a quarterback.

-In 1989 and 1990, Cunningham’s longest runs of the season were both over 50 yards.

-Randall Cunningham caught two passes during his career. Coincidentally, both went for three yard losses.

-He won the Bert Bell Award for Player of the Year on two different occasions, but ten years apart. The first time came in 1988 with the Eagles and then he won it again with the Vikings in 1998.

-Cunningham also played punter while in college and ocasionally with the Eagles they would run a play on fourth down from the shotgun formation and he would end up punting the ball. He ended up leading the league in the category of longest punt of the season on two different occasions. In 1994 he punted the ball only one time, but it did end up being an 80 yard punt. Five years earlier, in 1989, he had punted the ball six times over the course of the season, but one of them went for 91 yards.

-In five different seasons, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, and 1992, Randall Cunningham led the league in both number of times sacked and yards lost due to being sacked.

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