UD Football BIO
33 Jalen Randolph

Outstanding all-around student-athlete and a team leader on the field, in the classroom, and in the community • three-year letterwinner and second-year starter who is a CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee and candidate for All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • forms one of the league's top backfield combinations with fellow junior Wes Hills • bruising running back who combines great 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 23 career games with 11 starts and carried 184 times for 948 yards (5.2 avg.) and 13 touchdowns while catching 18 passes for 219 yards (12.2 avg.) and two scores • also has five career tackles on special teams • has rushed for over 100 yards four times in his career with high game of 137 in 2013 • needs just 52 yards rushing to become the 57th player in UD history to reach the 1,000-yard mark for a career • sure-handed runner who has fumbled just twice in 202 career touches • three-time member of CAA Academic Honor Roll • rushed for 71 yards and scored two touchdowns in Blue-White Spring Game in May.


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 • honor student as a health behavior science major • 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.
2014 11/11 121  629  5.2  79 
2013 12/0 63 319
4 59
TOTALS 23/11 184 948 5.2 13 79


Year G/S Rec. Yards
TD Long Rec.
2014 11/11 13 182 16.5 2 75
2013 12/0 5 37
0 18
TOTALS 23/11 18 219 12.2 2 75


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2014 11/11 1(1) 0/0 0/0 0/0
2013 12/0 4 (3)
0 / 0
0 / 0
0 / 0
TOTALS 23/11 5 (4)
0 / 0
0 / 0
0 / 0

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


Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ridley Park, Pa.
High School: Ridley
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 2 Letters
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