Randall McDaniel – OG (Madden NFL 99)
If you’re a Vikings fan (and you probably are), you’re smirking right now because a Minnesota offensive lineman was once elite in the NFL. Former Vikings guard Steven Hutchinson was elite as well, but he never tipped the Madden scales for a 99 rating.
But Randall McDaniel did.
For the merits of the 1997 season, McDaniel was awarded the illustrious rating for Madden NFL 99. In that installment of the game, fellow NFL offensive guards Mark Schlereth and Larry Allen were also given a 99.
The rating for McDaniel was especially fitting as this was the video game folks were playing while the 1998 Vikings impaled their regular-season opponents en route to a 15-1 record.
McDaniel would separate from Minnesota following the 1999 season and head down to Tampa Bay to finish out his career with the Buccaneers in 2000 and 2001. But not before he bullied his way to seven First-Team All-Pro selections, 12 Pro Bowls, and a spot on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of All-Time list.
No wonder he was a part of the 99 club.