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Relentless pass rusher John Randle used plenty of hard work to reach the Hall of Fame

John Randle was a trash-talking, twitch-quick defensive tackle who intimidated and distracted opponents on his way to the sixth-most sacks in NFL history, fueled by a competitive drive that pushed an undrafted, undersized player for the Minnesota Vikings all the way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.He was a force to be feared, even at the grocery store.His favorite position coach, John Teerlinck, will eagerly recite the ways Randle used to heed his advice to constantly practice his craft in his spare time."I've seen him practice on doorways," said Teerlinck, who will be Randle's presenter at the Hall of Fame ceremony this weekend. "One time he was at Cub Foods, and there was a woman coming toward him in the aisle. He came running up to her and put a shutter-spin move on her cart. She didn't know what was going on. That little old lady just about had a heart attack. He walked the walk and talked the talk."Yes, Randle's motor was usually revving, whether he was painting his face before a...

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