Randy McMichael life and biography

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Randy McMichael biography

Date of birth : 1979-06-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Griffin, Georgia, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-20
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the San Diego Chargers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Randy Montez McMichael (born June 28, 1979 in Griffin, Georgia) is an American football tight end who is currently a member of the San Diego Chargers. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

In June, the Chargers bolstered an already talented group of tight ends, signing McMichael to a one-year deal.

A fourth-round draft pick in Miami in 2002, McMichael spent his first two NFL seasons playing for Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner, then serving as the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator. McMichael has been a starter since his rookie season in the league, starting all but one of the 116 games he’s combined to play for the Dolphins and St. Louis Rams.

McMichael left the Dolphins as the team’s most prolific tight end of all-time having caught 283 passes for 3,096 yards while not missing a single start in five seasons.

A single father of four, McMichael enjoys working with kids. In Miami, he started the Randy McMichael Foundation and still hosts an annual shopping event with at-risk kids.

McMichael enjoys travel, golf and fine cigars. Countries he's visited include the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Costa Rica and Trinidad. Recently he and a friend opened a business renting jet skis on the beach in Trinidad.

McMichael comes from an athletic family. His sister, Kendra, is a sophomore small forward at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and his mom, Angel, was the Georgia Player of the Year at Griffin High School in 1978.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: MIA Fourth-round pick (114), April 21, 2002...signed July 25...re-signed Oct. 7, 2005 and March 14, 2006...released March 5, 2007...signed with STL, March 12...released June 2, 2010...signed with SD, June 4.

2009: 100th career GS Sept. 13 at SEA.

2008: Placed on “Reserve-Injured” (foot) Oct. 6.

2007: First STL TD, 29 yards vs. ARI Oct. 7...did not start vs. Cardinals, ending streak of 84-straight starts to begin career.

2006: Nov. 12 vs. KC became MIA all-time leading receiver among TEs.

2005: TD catches in first four games, first Dolphin to do so in season since ’88 and first to do so in first four games of season since ’84.

2004: Pro Bowl first-alternate...third among AFC TEs in receptions (73) and yards (791)...career-high nine catches Dec. 26 vs. CLE.

2003: Career-high 102 yards vs. New England Oct. 19...Dolphins’ first 100-yard game by TE since ’88 and only sixth in franchise history.

2002: Pepsi NFL Rookie of Week after TD catch in NFL debut Sept. 8 vs. DET.

COLLEGE: First-team All-SEC as senior and honorable mention as soph...SEC and Sporting News Frosh All-America...90 catches for 1,213 yards and five TDs in career...missed all but one game in ’97 (thumb) and all of ’98 (knee)...played at Georgia from 1997-01...family and consumer science degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Griffin, Georgia...prepped at Peach County HS in Fort Valley, Ga...lettered in BKB and track.

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