Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham, Hall of Fame Athlete

Randall Cunningham, Hall of Fame Athlete

Randall Cunningham, a 1981 graduate of Santa Barbara High School, was a standout quarterback and punter for the Dons. Cunningham later embarked on a remarkable 16-season NFL career – 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1985­-1995) as well as playing with the Minnesota Vikings (1997-99), the Dal1as Cowboys (2000) and the Ballimore Ravens (2001).

Cunningham amassed 29,979 career passing yards and rushed for 4,928 in 162 games. He retired as the NFL all-time leader in rushing yards for a quarterback. He still ranks in the top 25 in league history for passing yards, touchdowns and completions. Cunningham was a four-time Pro-Bowl invitee in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1998.

Twice earning All-American recognition, Cunningham starred at quarterback and punter for UNLV in the early 1980s and finished his collegiate career by leading the Rebels to their first bowl-game victory, 30-13 over Toledo, in the old California Bowl held in Fresno on Decelnber 15, 1984.

Still the career passing and punting leader at UNLV, Cunningham would soon become the 37th pick overall in the NFL Draft when Philadelphia selected him in the second round.

Cunningham, now a minister, lives in Las Vegas. In December 2004 he officially graduated from UNLV with a degree in leisure studies from the world-famous UNLV Harrah College of Hotel Administration.