There Is a Randall Cunningham II

There Is a Randall Cunningham II

Randall Cunningham could do it all – run, throw, you name it. He could even punt the ball. Despite a career of ups and downs, QB Eagles (as he was known in the legendary Tecmo Super Bowl) came just shy of recording 30,000 yards passing and 5,000 rushing in 16 NFL seasons, his body of work helping to pave the way for future mobile quarterbacks.

Randall was ahead of his time. At a different point in history, he might have been one of the greats.

Guess it’s a good thing there’s another.

Dave Miller for National Football Post is profiling some of the top prospects in college football for 2014, which is how we learned about Randall Cunningham II, or RC2 as the creative folks on the Baylor coaching staff call him. The four-time All-Pro’s offspring hasn’t committed to the Bears or anything yet though, as the offers are still rolling in from the likes of Syracuse, Mississippi St., and even LSU – this before he’s ever started a single high school game under center.

More offers are sure to follow. Cunningham’s kid is already 6’5”, 180 lbs. heading into his senior year, and it sounds like the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree for this dual-threat quarterback.

And to say RC2 is athletic is an understatement.

He has been clocked at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash and recorded a mark of 7 feet, 2 inches in the high jump. He will likely participate in track and football at the next level and has dreams of competing in the Olympics.

Miller notes that many coaches think Cunningham might be a better receiving prospect, so unless he has a great fall and leads his high school team to another state championship or something, a position switch could be in the cards. Then again, his father probably could have played multiple positions, and for all intents and purposes he did at UNLV and for the Eagles. Regardless of where RC2 winds up, it sounds like he has a great shot at making a huge impact.

>> Class of 2014 Profile: Randall Cunningham II [NFP]

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Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.