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Jalen Randolph
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Jalen Randolph 920152
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Ridley Park, Pa.
High School: Ridley
Major: MBA (Grad.)
Experience: 3 Letters

Outstanding all-around student-athlete and a team leader on the field, in the classroom, and in the community • four-year letterwinner who looks to return from injury-plagued junior season in 2015 • joins junior Wes Hills and sophomores Thomas Jefferson and Kareem Williams to give Delaware one of the most potent backfield combinations in the country • two-time CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic selection and four-time Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference selection • enrolled in MBA graduate program at UD after earning degree in May • bruising running back who combines good size with the ability to elude defenders and pick up the tough yards • also an effective pass-catcher coming out of the backfield • has played in 26 career games with 14 starts and carried 224 times for 1,098 yards (4.9 avg.) and 15 touchdowns while catching 22 passes for 232 yards (10.5 avg.) and three scores • also has five career tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams • has rushed for over 100 yards four times in his career with high game of 137 • ranks No. 52 on UD career rushing yardage list • sure-handed runner who has fumbled just twice in 246 career touches • did not play in spring game.

Started first three games at running back but was injured in Week 3 vs. Villanova and missed the remainder of the season • absence as a team leader and in the backfield hampered the UD offense the rest of the way • still ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 150 yards on 40 carries (3.8 avg.) with two touchdowns • caught four passes for 13 yards (3.2) and one touchdown • No. 7 on the team with 163 all-purpose yards • helped team rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) • final game of his season was his best outing as he rushed 14 times for 84 yards and a touchdown, caught a pass, and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return before leaving game with an injury • rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes, including a 22-yard reception for a touchdown from WR Diante Cherry in the season opener vs. Jacksonville • added 37 yards rushing vs. Lafayette • rushed for 71 yards and scored two touchdowns in Blue-White spring game in May • first team CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic selection for the second straight year • named to CAA Academic All-Conference team • earned PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever Award (Jan. 28) • carried out the U.S. Flag vs. Villanova.

Enjoyed a second straight outstanding season in the Blue Hen backfield • named to the CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic first team • played and started 11 games at running back, missing only the Towson game due to an injury • Delaware ranked No. 5 in the CAA in rushing offense (167.2) as Hens were one of just two league teams to have two running backs go for 600+ yards • shared backfield duties with fellow sophomore Wes Hills (952 yards) and freshman Kareem Williams • carried 121 times for 629 yards (5.2 avg.) and a team-high nine touchdowns • ranked No. 11 in the CAA in rushing yards and No. 14 in yards per game (57.2) • also caught 13 passes for 182 yards (14.0 avg.) and two touchdowns • ranked No. 9 in the CAA in scoring at 6.0 points per game (11 total touchdowns) • did not commit a fumble in 134 touches • had the penchant for big plays early in games • in consecutive weeks he scored long touchdowns on UD's first offensive play of the game, scoring on a 75-yard screen pass from Trent Hurley vs. James Madison and rushing 79 yards vs. Sacred Heart the following week • 75-yard reception was the 21st longest in UD history (third longest by a running back) and the 79-yard run was the 12th longest in school history • rushed for 50+ yards six times and had three 100-yard efforts, including a season-high 118 yards and two touchdowns vs. Delaware State, 113 yards and a touchdown vs. Sacred Heart, and 104 yards and a touchdown against Albany • also rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns in season finale vs. Villanova • had two receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown vs. James Madison and had season-high three receptions vs. Delaware State and Colgate • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Delaware State and Albany • earned CAA Academic All-Conference honors.

Played a key part in the Delaware running game as the team’s No. 3 running back behind All-American Andrew Pierce and Julian Laing • helped Delaware rank No. 4 in the CAA in team rushing (177.0 yards per game) • was team’s top power runner • saw action in all 12 games • ranked third on the squad in rushing with 63 carries for 319 yards (5.1 avg.) and five touchdowns • powerful runner who lost just six yards on the ground on the season • also caught five passes for 37 yards out of the backfield and returned a kickoff seven yards (vs. William & Mary) • selected as the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Maine when he rushed for a career-high 137 yards and ran a career-long 59 yards for a touchdown • rushed 16 times for 87 yards and a touchdown in collegiate debut vs. Jacksonville • also ran for 60 yards and a touchdown against Wagner and scored on short touchdown runs against Towson and Richmond • caught two passes for 17 yards vs. Rhode Island and also hauled in passes vs. JMU, Maine, and Albany in successive weeks • also had four tackles on special teams • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Was expected to play a key role in Delaware backfield as a freshman but was injured in pre-season and did not see action • retained freshman eligibility • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Standout at running back and linebacker at Ridley High School in nearby Delaware County (Pa.) for head coach Dennis Decker • named first team all-region running back by • earned All-Central League honors by the Philadelphia Inquirer three times, including first team honors at running back in 2011 • three-year All-Delaware County pick by Delaware County Daily Times, including first team laurels on defense as a senior • played in second annual Chesapeake Bowl in December • named Central League Player of the Week in September when he rushed for a school-record 270 yards and four touchdowns vs. Marple-Newtown • Pennsylvania Big 33 Hot 100 Prospect List • took part in Under Armour 360 Combine in Baltimore, Md. in May, 2011 • rushed for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior • led Ridley teams to a three-year mark of 32-7 and two league titles • team went 13-2 and won district title in 2009 • rated a 3-Star Prospect by

Jalen Patrick Randolph • born Aug. 7, 1994 • son of Pat and Julie Randolph • earned degree in health behavior science with honors in May, 2016 and is currently enrolled in Delaware's MBA master's program • member of the National College Athlete Honor Society • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • father is currently the wide receivers coach at NCAA Division III Ursinus (Pa.) College, was one of the all-time great running backs in Pennsylvania history, and enjoyed an outstanding career at West Virginia University • relative of Mike Randolph, who played football at Delaware in 1975-77 • interviewed and appeared on NBC Nightly News segment in Spring, 2015 regarding NCAA concussion testing study taking place at UD. 


Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
TD Long
2016 11/1 117 611 5.2 7 48
2015 3/3 40 150 3.8 2 23
2014 11/11 121  629 5.2  9 79
2013 12/0 63 319
4 59
TOTALS 37/15 341 1,709 4.8 22 127


Year Rec. Yards
TD Long Rec.
Tackles (Solo) FR
2016 7 89 11.1 1 28    
2015 4 13 3.2 1 22 0 (0) 1
2014 13 182 16.5 2 75 1 (1) 0
2013 5 37
0 18 4 (3) 0
TOTALS 29 321 9.55 4 103 5 (4) 1

Yards Rushing
: 137 vs. Maine, 2013
Yards Receiving: 72 vs. James Madison, 2014


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